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- Geese are excellence grazers and do well on rough land
- No elaborate housing is needed but the birds need adequate shelter against sun and storms.
- Geese seldom suffer from diseases bit proper fix protection is advisable
- 40-50 adult geese per acre.
- Be aware that persistent use of the same land can lead to gizzard worm.
Care Of Goslings
- Goslings need heat from when they are a day old to 1-2 weeks old.
- Gosling should be kept on grass but should not be allowed to become wet.
- A 250-watt, infra-red lamp will brood 30 – 40 goslings.
- Suspend lamp 15 inches above litter and gradually raise when weaning off heat.
- A surround of hardboard will keep out draughts.
- Straw should be used as bedding.
- During weeks 3 and 4 Goslings should not be given water at night. Goshlings should not be given water between 9:00 pm to 8:00 am.
- Use a good goose, duck or a recommended ration for the young Goslings
- Make flint grit or sea gravel available to assist digestion
- When on grass reduce compound feed gradually. A small amount of corn or pellets can be fed once a day in the evening,
- Plenty of good, short grass should be available
- If penned do not keep in lots of more than 200 and move pens as necessary
- Swimming water may be allowed in early months but not during the finishing period
- Allow 6 – 8 weeks to finish depending on condition
- Keep as quiet as possible, preferably with the same person attending them
- Finish with ad-lib feed in a cattle yard or similar housing or on reduced grazing area.
- Only natural daylight should be available when finishing.
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