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Need Advice For My New Tulouse Gosling! *pic included!*

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mandylovespets, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. mandylovespets

    mandylovespets Out Of The Brooder

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    I've only owned one goose before and that was when I was much younger! I used to feed her the same food that my ducks ate, which was starter and scratch when they got bigger... They seemed to do great with their food, they were very active, laid eggs, and were very happy... Well I didn't have the resources back then that I do now, so I'm trying to learn as much as possible that way I can raise my gosling to be a happy healthy girl!!! Any advice on which types of food, treats, what age they can start having treats, etc.???... Any basic care advice would be greatly appreciated!!! Here is a pic of her with her new family, right inbetween the duckies! She and the others made friends so quick! My DH named her Bevis LOL!!! She's sooo sweet and loves to be held! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats!

    Just raise her like you would your ducks. A goose is a just a duck that is taller and poops more. [​IMG]
     
  3. mandylovespets

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    Quote:OH and do they poop a lot LOL!!!!! I figured they would do fine on the same feed, but I just wanted to make sure they would in fact be ok???... Thsnk you !!!
     
  4. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh she's adorable!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My duckling like fresh green grass and dandelion greens (I'm trying to get them to develop a particular fondness for dandelions [​IMG]) cut up and put on the water, but the goslings LOVE it and I give them a bunch 3 times a day.
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Awesome. Raise her right along the ducks and NO MEDICATED FEED. [​IMG]
     
  7. mandylovespets

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    Quote:So does this mean that I shouldn't be feeding her chick starter?... I'm not sure what medicated feed is, I think chick starter is medicated right???... The only reson I feed her that is because the people at the feed store recommended that I should feed her the same feed as the ducks and chicks.... But I'm sure you guys know better! So am I right about chick starter, should I be feeding her something else???.....
     
  8. DuckLady

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    You can get unmedicated broiler or gamebird or turkey starter.
    Feed that for a couple weeks and switch to an all purpose feed, like Triple Duty. That's what I do.
    Then if female, I start them on layer pellets at about 5 months old.
     
  9. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    One the tag of the food it should not say "Active Ingredients".
     
  10. mandylovespets

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    Quote:Do you feed the same thing to your ducks as you do your geese???......
     

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