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my goslings

Discussion in 'Geese' started by phickle, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. phickle

    phickle Out Of The Brooder

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    My two goslings. The left one meets all the criteria for an african goose, but the right one is unidentified. It is turning white, though, something that I thought was bald spots inside the house. They are a few weeks old, but are quickly getting very big very fast. They are the clumsiest things that I've ever seen, worse than the ducklings, and their feet are huge! We got them from the local feed store, and are unsexed. I took the brooder heat lamp outside as well, I wanted them to have a place to get warm while they get some needed outside time. The african likes to be held and petted, the other one couldn't care less, although both will talk to me when I "reep-reep" at them. I've never raised waterfowl before, so every day is a new gosling experience.
     
  2. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the goose forum....[​IMG] Have fun and enjoy your new goslings what ever they are. [​IMG]
     
  3. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    How cute! Thanks for sharing the pictures and your story.
    I look forward to more updates as they grow. Welcome!
     
  4. phickle

    phickle Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Waggles the goose. 37 days.

    [​IMG]Shazbot, African goose. 37 days old.

    [​IMG]Hekyl, 16 days old here, and Jekyl below also 16 days old.

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    Shazbot and Waggles unsure about the snow and ice. Not quite feathered yet, but they seem to be feathering in from the ground up. They are in the tractor, with a barrel and dry hay that they ignore. They also have a 250 watt heat lamp that they don't ever seem to use.
     

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