OH the SMELL! When can they go outdoors!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Frogdogtimestwo, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    I just got a trio of goslings that are 5 weeks old and they are stinking up my sunroom, when can they go outside? Please tell me today [​IMG] Our daily highs are in the 90's and lows in the 55 plus range. They will be locked in a dog house style coop with no heat lamp at night. Will they be fine? THANKS IN ADVANCE
     
  2. blissdragon

    blissdragon Out Of The Brooder

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    If they are protected from predators and if they have shade in the day they should be fine at in those temperatures.

    Dana
     
  3. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    WHEW!! I cannot take the smell in my house, in addition to those I have 8 meaties, 2 turkey poults, and 19 chicks in brooders. I cannot wait for them to feather out, they are so cute but so smelly! Thanks for the quick response [​IMG]
     
  4. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    I finished up their "coop" this afternoon, I was planning on painting it first but I cannot take the smell in my house. The inside dimensions are 6'X3' vented above the door (mesh) and a lockable door.

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  5. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I was chuckling as I was reading this because I felt the same way. I threw all mine out weeks ago. They're in with one set of the parents and even if the temps drop, there's enough of them to keep warm.

    If you think that smells bad, try brooding 30 ducklings. [​IMG]

    Laurie
     
  6. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    I am glad to hear I am not suffering alone!
    I have had a candle lit for 3 days now. I thought I would get day olds. They ended up being almost 5 weeks, there is a big difference in the size of their landmines!

    30 ducklings, I cannot imagine [​IMG]
     
  7. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Honey at those temps I'd be kicking the turkeys and chicks out too. Good heavens!

    I have 8 day old goslings that are spending all day outside in the shade 80-90 degrees and all night in the coop brooder sans lights in 55-70 degrees. They're much more resilient than humans often give them credit for.
     
  8. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    That's the plan! I am retrofitting an existing coop for the chicks and booting them out as soon as I am done. I can only get so much done in the heat. I am a sun sissy.
     
  9. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, I'm so with you. Nothing like that smell.

    We've had chicks, ducklings, and various injured-recovering poultry inside, and the smell is something that the military should use to replace tear gas.

    Get those birds out of the house! They'll be fine.
     
  10. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have goslings in my house too...ugh, the stink! I can't wait until I have thier pen done.
     

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