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Discussion in 'Geese' started by Roberta67, May 11, 2011.

  1. Roberta67

    Roberta67 New Egg

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    HOw old do the baby geese need to be to be able to be out of their cage .... especially if they have a male gander looking out for them? The last goose we had was about 2 months old and I still had her in a cage but then she died. I was afraid to let her out because I was afraid a hawk would get her.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    depending on the temp outside I would say 4-5 weeks. Some have them out earlier.
     
  3. DuckDuckDuckGoose

    DuckDuckDuckGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Gosling that is 16days old today, and a Khaki campbell duckling that is 15days old. I have taken them outside numerous times since they were 6days old to mingle with my 7wk old Pekins. The pekins are in lockdown at night in a large alumnium shed for their house. The pekins seem to be fine with the babies, they do put their heads down at them to tell them to back away, but they don't attack them. The babies are not afraid of the pekins, they will walk around them to get to the water and food dish, or they will wait til the pekins are done and walk away, then they will go in for the food/water. The temp. here is a average of 55-56deg. after tomorrow it is supposed to get sunny and warm up. Do you think it will be ok and safe enough to put the babies in the shed for the night? I was thinkin on puttin a light in there too to keep it a little bit warmer.
    Can someone please let me know what you think I should do?

    Thanks,
    T.
     
  4. cbreezerentals

    cbreezerentals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goslings are being raised by their parents outside full time, but besides the parents there are also 3 other full grown geese by them. they do not venture off too far from the buildings yet. Can you put him out when you are home to watch for shorter periods of time, or have an enclosed run for him ?
     

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