This is my first time keeping geese and first time letting something hatch the natural way... I have previously raised chicks and ducklings.
One of my West Of England Geese has been sitting on a clutch, I didn't think they were due yet, but have just done my afternoon checks and a gosling appears to have hatched. Another goose has also made a nest attached to the existing nest and started sitting yesterday! Should I try to move her?
They are in a stable in a barn, currently the whole quartet go in there at night - is this still OK? Or do I need to provide some kind of barrier for the mum and goslings (and the other goose).
Also, do I now need to provide a shallow water vessel and un-medicated chick crumb for the little goslings in the stable? Mum has always had access to water and food, but hasn't been going outside. At what point should I leave the stable door open for her and the goslings to go outside if they want to?
I have been trying to do research on this, but can only really find advice and guidance on hatching from an incubator... I have contacted the lady who I got the geese from as she has been supportive too, but I thought I would ask in this forum as well.
Thanks in advance
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