Raising Geese: 5 Tips to Set Your Baby Geese on a path to a Long, Vigorous & Healthy Life

Here are 5 tips to take raising geese to the next level. These are simple tips you can apply to set your goslings on a path to a long, vigorous healthy life. Homesteading beyond the basics!Goslings eating grass which is good for them and they love it!

Are you raising geese? Here are five tips to take raising geese to the next level. These simple tips can be applied to set your goslings on a path to a long, vigorous healthy life. In my last post I talked about how to set up a brooder, now lets take that to the next level.

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Raising Geese: 5 Tips to Set Your Goslings on a Path to a Long, Vigorous & Healthy Life

1. Ferment Their Feed

Fermented feed has lots of probiotic benefits that is amazing for their health. Even if you can't ferment feed for their whole life, I've learned it's really good to do even for their first few weeks. Learn how to ferment their feed here.  (If you are wondering what kind of feed to ferment for baby geese, check out this post.)

2. Make Them an Electrolyte Recipe

This is a great health-boost for new goslings as well as chicks. I like and use this recipe.

3. Grass Clippings & Fresh Vegetables

Fresh grass is so good for them and they love it! I've learned with chickens if you want them to eat it when they are older, its best to start when they are young. 

Fresh vegetables are also great, healthy treat. Chop them up really tiny when they are little.

Both fresh vegetables and grass are really good for your goslings health. The dry feed you buy may be stale or older and it's good for their tummies to have the fresh produce and greens. 

4. Offer Them Grit

Grit is important to your goose's gizzard to function correctly. Grit can be as simple as scooping up a little sand or small gravel from the yard (a clean part of the yard) and giving them that. I find that placing the grit on a little place or a 5-gallon or 2-gallon bucket lid work really well.

5. Teach Them to swim

Teaching them to swim when they are young helps speed up the development of their oil glands which they need. Their oil keeps them from getting waterlogged and drowning. Goslings that come from a hatchery need to be watched closely for the first few weeks, and don't keep them in the water for more than an hour. 

Raising Geese: Setting Up the Brooder

If you want to set up a brooder for your goslings here's a post where I go through the details of that

Here are 5 tips to take raising geese to the next level. These are simple tips you can apply to set your goslings on a path to a long, vigorous healthy life. Homesteading beyond the basics!

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Hi! I’m Julia. First and foremost, I am a Christian. I desire to love and serve Jesus Christ the King in every area of my life. By His sovereignty, I live with my parents and five younger siblings in the hot dry desert of Phoenix, Arizona. We live on 2.5 acres, with summer highs often over 120 and zero percent humidity. Read more -->


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