taming goslings

Discussion in 'Geese' started by AliciaM, May 26, 2011.

  1. AliciaM

    AliciaM Songster

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    Is it possible to tame parent raised goslings? Is it ok for them to be away from the parents at 4 weeks old? They wont need heat, will they?

    I found an ad on craigslist for a possible pair of sebastipol goslings.. Just wanting to know how hard it will be to make them reasonably tame..
     
  2. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Songster

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    It will take treats and patience, but you will win them over eventually.

    They shouldn't need a heat lamp unless you get a late frost.
    You should plan on having a warm dry place for them to be kept at night.
    We have a protected corner next to our shed that I fill with hay and block them in at night with a piece of plywood.
    Inside is their bowl of flockraiser and a shallow water container that they can't soak themselves in.

    You need to be more aware of predators as hawks and owls are still a danger at this size.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My experience says a parent-raised gosling will always be a little bit scared of you but they will warm up to you more than an adult.
     

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