taming goslings

AliciaM

Songster
9 Years
Apr 18, 2010
557
7
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Yelm Washington
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..
 

Diamond Wire Farms

Songster
9 Years
Jan 19, 2011
379
4
109
Placerville, CA
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.
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
102
351
Adair Co., KY
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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