new gosslings from a neighbor

Discussion in 'Geese' started by lurkin1, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. lurkin1

    lurkin1 New Egg

    Jun 8, 2010
    Southern Utah
    I was just gifted two 2 week old gosslings from the neighbor. [​IMG] I have had ducks. I have a flock of laying hens now. The geese will probably be fed the same kitchen scraps, scratch and layer feed that the other fowl get as there isn't a way to keep them from it. We have enough space for all and they will be penned when not free ranging like the other animals. What else do they absolutely need and what is a good reference?

    Is there such a thing as a Donavon goose? From pics on youtube, that seems to be what we have. Black beak and feet with yellow and mottled tan down.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2010
  2. smileysal

    smileysal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    A big bowl of water! Deep enough to submerse their head to wash eyes and nostrils but preferably bigger so they can wash and preen in it!
  3. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    When they're only two weeks old they still need some heat - of course depending on the weather. Especially if it gets cool at night. Watch them closely to see if they cuddle up next to the other fowl.
  4. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    i justed watched the Donavon goose video but that is not a breed. i think they mean his name is donavon because he looks just like a toulouse, maybe african.
  5. Ooopsy_daisy

    Ooopsy_daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2009
    Dryden, Michigan
    Make sure to give your babies greens and lots of water.
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Lots of water and vegetation to graze on. Grass and roughage are very important for proper wing and feather development.Edited for:[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2010

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