Saddleback Seb Goslings & my brooder set up

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cottage Rose, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres how I do it.
    The new hatchlings are in my kitchen a few days to a week in a large plastic tub.
    Next I move them out to the smaller area on the right.
    As they grow larger I then move them to the area on the left.
    In just a few days the ones the left will be too big for where I have them
    so I will move them out to a large box stall in my duck-goose shed.
    They're put in an outside pen on warm days but until I get the pens covered
    I only let them out when I can watch them since I've been having alot of hawk
    activity this spring and already lost a bantam Ameraucana hen so I don't want
    to risk losing the goslings when they are small like the ones on the right that
    make for quick n' easy hawk treats.

    For you beginners this shows how easy it is to box
    in any corner or area with a few nails, a little bit of plywood or particle board
    or whatever you have.
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    Here's my grey saddleback Seb goslings...La Petite Four, Roughneck & Moose.
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    This is a (solid) grey (left) and what I think is a blue saddeback (right)
    Note the blue is lighter grey than the grey on the above saddlebacks.
    The greys back is wet from the blue sb nibbling on her.
    They do that when they get bored and should be on grass as much as possible.
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    Peek-a-boo! [​IMG]
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  2. Shanay235

    Shanay235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice set up. How big is the box overall?

    Right now I've got three Seb goslings living in a 3'x3' puppy playpen and two younger ones in a xlarge tote. They're both sitting in my dining room and boy is it a chore to keep the stink out! [​IMG]
     
  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah I can only stand them in the house for a week or less! [​IMG]
    This set up is around about 6' x 4' but they grow out of it FAST!
    If you have a garage or garden shed...its really easy to set up temporary boxes. I've even boxed in corners by propping up boards with heavy items...or just nail 2 boards in a L shape and set it in a corner.
    You just want to make sure anything you put them in is stable so it don't fall down on them and you end up with flattened babies.
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just want to add I posted this because so many people ask me:
    "where do you put your goslings."
    Please feel free to post pics of your brooder set ups.
    We can all glean ideas from each other.
     
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