Growing goslings

Growing goslings

Cultivation of geese is labor-intensive, but it quickly pays for itself, including preparing a room for keeping birds, buying feed and vitamin supplements, and sowing grazing with suitable herbs for geese consumption.

Growing goslings

The room

The place where the goslings will be placed must be warm enough, dry, clean and well ventilated. Still very small goslings should be placed in a wooden box or cardboard box and contain some time in the house, providing heating of the room with a conventional incandescent lamp, or electric tiles. To keep the goslings in such conditions is necessary until they reach the age of 1 month, and it is not necessary that the goslings are kept indoors all the time, it is perfectly permissible to take them out to the street and let them out into the pen with young grass. The only thing to worry about beforehand is that there are no nests near the bees and aspens. Young goslings grab their beaks with anything that moves, accidentally eaten a bee, or a wasp can cause severe poisoning, accompanied by a swelling of the nasopharynx of the bird. Save the gosling,

In the paddock for the geese must necessarily be installed small drinkers and feeders, the presence of greenery in the fence is welcomed, since green food is allowed to eat already on the 3rd day of life of the chick.

As a material for creating a fence, it is best to use a fine mesh netting, the cells of which should be small enough to prevent penetration of long goose necks through them.

Growing goslings

In the case when the goslings are initially grown exclusively in the house, care must be taken to prevent the penetration of domestic cats, dogs, weasels, foxes and martens into it. It is advisable to think about the possibility of such penetration at the construction stage of the bird, equipping it with a good solid foundation.


Goose in food is not fastidious, but it should be understood that the more useful and nutritious food will be, the faster they will grow, and the less their number will die from various diseases. Small goslings from birth and up to 1-2 weeks are fed exceptionally finely chopped boiled egg, millet, greens and cottage cheese. Instead of regular water, goslings can be given sweet milk and whey. All ingredients should be ground to a minimum size, be crumbly and dry, without creating a risk for the fragile goose nasopharynx.

Goslings care

Often, grown-up goslings, kept in one cowshed with other birds and animals, are not inherently inherent in the latter diseases, for example, young geese can get lice in the shed without getting cleanliness, which will not be so easy to get rid of.

Do not place the goslings where the adult geese used to be, especially if they were suffering from infectious diseases. Such premises should be thoroughly washed, cleaned and treated with disinfectant solutions – hydrated lime and formalin.

Gusiat, not reaching the age of 1 month, are most often at risk of infection with salmonella, cholera and other infectious diseases, whose treatment, in most cases, does not give results, due to the complexity of timely detection of the disease.

Most individuals die at an early age, so do not save on the purchase of preventive drugs, they can save not only all the goose herd, but also the money spent on it. Proper feeding, timely cleaning and preventive maintenance of illnesses – a pledge of reception of healthy adult individuals already to the second month of cultivation.

Growing goslings