Huge size difference, will they catch up?

taraann81

Songster
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
1,490
4
171
Ontario
At the end of April I picked up 10 goslings for myself and a friend.

The other day I visited my friend and her half of the goslings(same hatch same breed) and hers are twice the size of mine.

The only big difference is hers are confined to a small yard and mine free range.

They are fed the same type and brand of food. We both feed them free choice. Except mine prefer to graze and don't eat very much waterfowl starter hers don't have much opportunity to graze.

I assume the fact that mine free range are why they are much smaller.

My question is will they catch up with their confined siblings?

I am hoping they will reach about the same size they will just do it slower?

Any ideas?
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
6,770
171
281
They'll catch up. They may take a little longer to get there, but they'll catch up.
 

taraann81

Songster
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
1,490
4
171
Ontario
Thanks guys! I guess truly it doesn't matter but I was just concerned about the huge size difference!

I was shocked how much difference free ranging would make!
 

Steve_of_sandspoultry

Crowing
10 Years
Apr 4, 2009
5,426
27
251
Eastern North Carolina
Yours will catch up to a point but your friends will more than likely always be bigger. There is big difference between confinement rearing and free range. They have probably gone thru alot more feed as well

Steve
 

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