how old?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by donnakay, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. donnakay

    donnakay New Egg

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    I'm thinking about getting some geese, now that I know I can put them with the chickens.
    I thought I would go to the feed store and buy the babys.
    We are still getting some cold nights but I thought I'd keep the babys in till they grow some.
    At what age can I put them in the coop?
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't have advice about goslings and brooders, but I don't put my ducklings out until they are feathered. Nights are cold here, so they go out in the day and back in at night for awhile.

    If you have a very safe place in an outbuilding and you can install a brooder hood that is well secured so it won't start a fire, they can be outside (sheltered) right from the start. Just be very aware that they are extra vulnerable to predators.
     

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