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1 How to feed and water goslings on Tue May 06, 2014 8:38 am

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I have been so preoccupied with my goose hatching that I haven't thought about food and water. I have been told that chick starter is ok. Should I be giving them something else? should I wet it? What kind of water container is best? Six new babies so far.

2 Re: How to feed and water goslings on Tue May 06, 2014 10:05 am

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I always use unmedicated started for waterfowl. Apparently the coccidiostat in medicated is not good for them.

3 Re: How to feed and water goslings on Tue May 06, 2014 6:45 pm

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Almost all the feed stores I go into have duck/goose starter mash and crumble.

For water I would just use the base of a red waterer to get them started drinking, then put the top on it. I sometimes hold each baby and make sure they get a gulp in them then they take it from there.

4 Re: How to feed and water goslings on Fri May 09, 2014 10:38 pm

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Planter bases work good for outdoor babies with parents. Make sure they're big enough and heavy enough that mom and dad don't step on the side and dump it over. Planter bases come in many sizes and are cheap Smile Works for food and water. Babies will follow mom and dads lead.

Big planter bases work for safe baby swims as well Smile Oh and yes starter crumble fine but malke its unmedicated. I imagine you have green grass so parents will already have them grazing Smile They are so soft and squishy!!! I love goslings

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