Want to rescue a baby goose??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dgeter, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So out local ranch store out here bought some baby ducks and two geese. However no one has bought the last goose and the store is gonna have to put him down :-( I want to save him soo badly!!

    However, I dont know anything about geese.. It wouldn't be able to stay inside unless it was in a cage all the time and Id feel bad about that. And if it stays outside what do I put it in?? Wont it fly away when I let it out?

    Any help would be appreciated.. Thanks!

    Dana
     
  2. moms_coop

    moms_coop Out Of The Brooder

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    While its a baby it needs to be inside with a heat lamp till it grow its feathers. After that it can be kept outside with your chickens. I had a pair with my hens once and they did fine. They are to heavy to fly as far as i know. Mine never did. Maybe someone that knows more will answer. If it was me i'd probably go get it [​IMG], but thats just me...lol
    Sally
     
  3. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i were you i would rescue it! NO animal deserves to be put down, (Especially a cute little goose [​IMG])
     
  4. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that geese make excellent watchdogs. They are supposed to be the first to honk at any intruder.
     
  5. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dana I pm'd you but, where are you located?

    C
     
  6. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought about getting some but then I realized for sure my neighbors would know I had poultry.
     
  7. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go for it. I am sure you will find a lot of information on here to get it to a good start.
    Good luck!
     
  8. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

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    I say go get it! My young goose very quickly became too fat to fly. He just wanders around the yard (when I am around) and eats the grass and whatever and otherwise lives with the ducks.
     
  9. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well theres the problem.. I dont have a chicken coop outside. Not yet anyone. I have one indoor chicken that wears diapers. I'm planning to build a coop this summer but I know I can't build one in time for the goose. The goose does have feathers though and is past the heat lamp stage. I have a large hutch that my chicken is in when I'm not at home.. I could put the goose in there but what does a goose eat?? Surly not chicken feed haha..
     
  10. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think geese eat game bird feed. If you taught a chicken to wear diapers, couldn't you teach a goose?
     

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