Sebs will be here next week and I'm freaking out now! How do you.....

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MBLayfield, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Got an email and my sebs have hatched! She sent some photos and I'm way excited but I'm also freaking out a little. I have the brooder covered, and I have a pen for them to live in until they are older, but I"m concerned about them getting the food and nutrition they need being penned. I want them to be healthy and happy. I have three acres that is very grassy, buggy, you name it. It would be perfect but I'm worried about dogs during the day while I am gone. I've been thinking about electric poultry fence or some type of moveable fencing. How do you keep your geese safe but allow them to graze etc? I'm expecting 10 seb goslings but its looking more like 8 now after some hatch problems the breeder had. I want to do this right so pics of how you are keeping your geese safe and happy would be great too! [​IMG]
     
  2. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Congrats on your new goslings. I don't have mine yet but I will be putting them in a brooder in the house for a couple of weeks. Then they will go out side in a 10x20x6 kennel until they get bigger. The kennel will then be enlarged to 20x40 with a goose house in it for night time protection. Next spring I will be fencing in a large area for them to graze. There are way too many preditors where I live to let them free range.
    Holderreads suggest feeding "Flock Starter" to new goslings.
    The best of luck with your new little sebies. [​IMG]
     

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