When is Gosling considered an Adult?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Going Bhonkers, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what point (how many weeks/months) is a gosling (white chinese) no longer considered a 'gosling', but an adult goose ?

    I tried looking this up online, but maybe I'm phrasing it incorrectly.
     
  2. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It probably depends on what you mean by "adult". Do you mean fully grown and feathered (about 12-14 weeks), or mature - ready to mate/lay eggs (generally 6-8 months), or mature behaviour - fully capable of taking care of goslings (1-2 years)?

    My goose (not a Chinese) weighed about 12 pounds, when she started laying last year. During her first season she gradually gained weight, and now she weighs about 20 pounds. Her behaviour during that year has changed a little, too. She's a bit more aggressive towards strangers, and she rarely follows me around the yard anymore. So now I consider her an adult in all senses.
     
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  3. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! That's what I wanted to know! [​IMG]
     

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