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New Goslings and cold weather??????

Discussion in 'Geese' started by TarHeelBlue, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 goslings that are outside with their parents - it's supposed to get cold here again - down to high 30's at night and 40-50 during the day for about 3 days. Should I leave them outside?? They go into a coop at night and I can shut the door, just not sure if they will stay warm enough. Any ideas ????
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    are mama and papa taking good care of them? if so most likely mom will keep them warm. I wouldn't separate them unless you can bring them all in, I'm thinking the parents would be beside themselves.
     
  3. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, mom and dad are wonderful parents. dad is very protective - mom lets me near since I raised her from a gosling she is much more tolerant of me being near. Hopefully this weather won't last long. I am going to close them up in the coop once they go in so they will be out of the wind and able to stay warmer
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hope all went well over night. [​IMG]
     
  5. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes and no. They made it through the night, but it rained all day and mom and dad took them outside - 2 didn't make it. looks like they got soaked and/or too cold. [​IMG] anyway - makes me so sad. I think I will close the run and not open it tomorrow since the weather is going to be the same. They will have to stay in the run which will make it easier to get inside if it rains. Thanks so much for caring and checking on them
     
  7. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry to hear you lost two of the goslings. With this colder weather it might just be best if you bring the little ones in at night and or on rainy days until the stablize better. The parents will be thrilled to see them the next day. Since the parents have each other while goslings have a safe night better to be safe than sorry with goslings.
    This is what I would do and if I know it was going to be cold or rainy make them stay in for the day.
     
  8. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are OK at night tucked up under mom in the chicken coop. Tomorrow I am not going to open up the run, that way they can't wander around outside . They will only be able to go out in the run. They will be mad, but one day won't hurt them and keep the babies safe. That way they can stay inside the coop and out of the rain if needed. I think they wandered all over today and the babies just got soaked and then got too cold. :(
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry to hear this, I hope the other 2 will be safe, Mom and dad didn't use good sense today. good for you keeping them in tomorrow.Is the run covered so the won't get wet? if not maybe just let them spend the day in doors for their safety.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2013

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