Starting baby geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by chickenman, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. chickenman

    chickenman In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2007
    Do you need to give Goslings grit when they are young?
  2. GreenValley

    GreenValley Hatching

    Apr 17, 2007
    Goslings can be started on a crumbled or pelted chick starter. Place feed the first few days on egg case flats or other rough paper. Use the same type of feeders as used for chicks, changing type or adjusting size as the birds grow. Keep feed before the birds at all times and provide insoluble grit. After the first 2-3 weeks, a pelted chick grower ration can be fed, supplemented with a cracked grain.
  3. Kaatje

    Kaatje Hatching

    Apr 27, 2007
    The Netherlands
    I give our goslings the first five days starters crumbs for waterfowl and mix that after those five days with special waterfowl pellets for goslings. Be careful with food for chickens as often there are medicines in it which aren't good for goslings. But unfortuanately I don't know which brands of waterfowl feed you have in the US.
    Our geese only eat grit during the breeding season when they are laying eggs. They eat more sand than grit over here.

  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Stay away from any Medicated Chick feed, Geese and ducks do not do well on this. I used a a waterfowl feed, found at our local feed store.and yes they do need Grit.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2007

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