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Geese are among the most intelligent birds that lead a herd life. Every poultryman must know what to feed the goslings from the first day of his life, so that the geese grow and grow properly. The diet of goslings is divided into several stages:
- Feeding in the first day.
- Food from 2 to 10 days.
- Diet from 10 to 21 days.
- Forage for gnats undergrowth, from the 21st day of life.
Feeding diurnal goslings
To feed the goslings in the first days of their life must be approached with great responsibility. From the first feed will depend on their further development and growth. In addition, it should be remembered that the immunity in the first day of the chicks yet, the system is very weak, so the diet should be easily digestible.
In the first day it is necessary to feed the geese at home with chopped hard boiled eggs.
Drink only boiled water, which is recommended to add 1 milliliter per liter of Vitamin Chiktonik water for prophylaxis metabolic disorders, vitamin and protein deficiency, you can use other vitamins that enhance immunity and growth goslings.
It is worth noting that the feeding of diurnal goslings, hatched in an incubator and in a traditional way, with the help of goose-hen is not anything different. The first food is given to the goslings immediately after they have dried. The earlier they get their food, the higher the percentage of their survival. The frequency of feeding varies from 6 to 8 times a day.
The diet of the goose from the second day of life
From the 2nd day the goslings can be let out into an enclosure, arranged on the street, under conditions of good weather.
The ration can already include not only crushed eggs, but chopped herbs of onion or clover, small corn groats and yolk.
It is better to give water still boiled. The food should be spread on a low pallet or a small piece of a plywood board, so that the goose can easily reach for food, but not trample it. Feed daily goslings can be every 3 hours, which will ensure the activity of gaining weight and growth. It is necessary to constantly ensure that the water in the drinking bowls is always clean, with contamination it should be changed.
From the third day, eggs can be removed from the diet of geese, more give corn and derti. Such a diet should be observed before the 10th day of life goslings.
Feeding goslings from 10 to 21 days
From the 10th day, the active growth of chicks begins, so they need as much food as possible, containing proteins and proteins. Peas and other leguminous crops are among these feed types. Along with the dough well 4-5 times a day, grind the soaked peas, beans, or beans and give goslings. If there is no time to soak and grind the peas, then you can give a little crushed. The volume of food fed should be 30-35% more than in the first days.
Along with the main food, it is recommended to introduce dietary supplements into the diet, such as fish oil, bone meal, starting mixed feed PK-5. It is recommended to add potassium permanganate periodically to water. From the 14th day, it is possible to introduce into the ration of food goslings various bunches, which should include potatoes, carrots and beets. According to the consistency, the poultry must be dry, easily crumbling, but not in any way stretching, or water, in order to avoid clogging up the noses of birds.
Feeding goose from the 21st day
Beginning with a three-week-old age, the goslings are able to spend a large amount of their time in a street cage. Food from this age should be three meals a day. The diet of goslings includes:
- Bran, or crushed wheat.
- Cereals (wheat, barley).
- Cake (added to the main food, not more than 100 grams per day).
- A piece of chalk.
- Sea shells (sold in crushed form).
- Green grass.
- Bread crumbs, leftovers from the kitchen table (not spoiled).
Another important aspect in the maintenance of goslings is the maintenance of cleanliness in the enclosure, feeders and waterers.
The water must constantly change, the remains of the food must be cleaned every day from the feeders in order not to start the processes of fermentation and decay, which can lead to frustration of the gut and the development of such a disease as aspergillosis. It is recommended to change the litter every two days.
The goslings grow quickly and in two months the young full-fledging geese will be walking at the farmstead. A beginner livestock breeder should remember that geese prefer a lot of green grass and like to swim.