When can gosling move outside

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

  1. Pebbles

    Pebbles Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 28, 2009
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    I have a friend who has a 4 week old gosling. She lives in a residential neighborhood and has had a goose who died at Chritmas time. The gosling will live outside in the backyard. She takes the gosling outside now to run around an socialize her. She will not be in a cage or have a coop, just a sheltered area like a dog house. My friend wants to know when is it safe to turn the gosling out in the backyard permanently?

    Thank you so much for your help!!!
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Mine are 7 weeks old or so and are outside in the barn and are now free to wander, but there are two of them, they are able to get in the barn for shelter and protection. I don't know that I'd leave any baby animal outside by itself. I think at that age, they still aren't "wise" enough to protect themselves and stay out of most dangers.

    I'm a better safe than sorry kind of person. I'd keep the baby up when it couldn't be attended to at night. Probably until it was closer to maturity. Whatever age that would be for her breed of goose.
     
  3. Goosehaven

    Goosehaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are around 11 weeks old and they are in a fenced in back yard during the day and I put them in a pen at night, including my adults. The worry, especially with the young ones, are predators. I realize that a predator could enter their pen if they wanted to but I feel better about that then leaving them out in the open.
     

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