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Discussion in 'Geese' started by Tinted, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Tinted

    Tinted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only about 16 more hours left until my trio of goslings arrive from Metzer Farms. I am incredibly excited. I wanted to make sure my brooder clears the BYC Goose patrol’s inspection. So here it is, sorry for the horrible pictures.

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    They are in a large open dog crate ($15 at a yard sale) with paper bags around the sides with a hanging feeder and a medium water bowl/supply (I have a larger one to replace it as they grow), and a 120 W red bulb getting to about 97-100 F.

    Is this ok BYC Goose Masters?

    They Arrived!!!

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    I could not resist taking them outside for a few minutes. We are bonding they come to "Gooooseeee, come on goose." about 1/2 the time. [​IMG]
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  2. sheep

    sheep Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the waterer deep enough for their nostrils? I have a lone gosling and I use a heavy glass for his water because the group waterer was too shallow. I don't know what you could use instead that they couldn't climb in, though, if it's not deep enough.
     
  3. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    before my gosling arrived i had one of the plastic chick waterers in the brooder because i read it could be used for a week or two but when my gosling got out of her shipping box i realized their is no way she could submerge her bill into it [​IMG]
    i would just use the larger bowl you have right from the start
     
  4. Tinted

    Tinted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am going to have lots of messes. Ok, I will replace the waterer any other suggestions???? [​IMG]
     
  5. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
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    Wait, Goslings need deeper waterers? Mine is about 10 days old now, and sharing the chicks waterer. Should I switch over to a bowl?
     
  6. sheep

    sheep Out Of The Brooder

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    How old will the be? Day-old? I'd be careful with the shavings, too. [​IMG]
     
  7. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i also have some baby rattle toys in the brooder attached to the walls that my gosling loves to chew on [​IMG]
     
  8. Tinted

    Tinted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be making diapers tonight and tomorrow, does anyone have a pattern for them? And thats a great idea, I will add some wood blocks on a rope.
     
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  9. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
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    I don't have a pattern - sorry. I just wanted to say I'm expecting my Roman Tufted pair and Tufted Buff babies tomorrow from Metzer Farms, too. Looking forward to the four new little faces. Hope everyone arrives okay on your end and this end. I'd love to post pics...can't find the cable for my camera/computer connection. Lost during a sporting event - I think. [​IMG]!

    Good Luck with the diapers, too!
     
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  10. Tinted

    Tinted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I am getting a pair of Roman Tufted and a Female Toulouse.
     

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