What to feed geese in winter at home
- 15 Oct 19:15
There are no problems in the warm seasons with the feeding of geese. During this period, they are heavily fed with green food, which are found in the graft. But what to do in winter, when snow is on the fields and frost is raging? What to feed geese in winter and how it is profitable to do in homeconditions? Read more about this in the article below.
- 1 Winter diet
- 1.1 Replacing the green grass
- 1.2 What else can be fed in the winter?
- 1.3 Need to give a grain?
- 2 Let's summarize
- 3 Video «Hold and breed geese in Bashkortostan»
The geese are rather large birds, and accordingly they eat a lot. But in the summer it is imperceptible, since almost all day they spend on the fields pinching a green grass. For one day, one person eats up to two kilograms of green. Then the goose will not refuse to treat the grain that is given in the morning and in the evening. A significant amount of feed per animal is produced per day.
And here's what to do in winter, when snow is roaring everywhere and raging frosty? How to compensate for the lack of greenery and other forage feeds, which geese eat during the day on grazing?
Replacing the green grass
Since geese are great lovers of pasture on the lawns, the main component of their diet is grass. It is precisely that it is a source of nutritious and easily digestible ingredients. Also, in the grass abundance contains vitamins and some minerals. And what to do in the winter, when there is no grass?
Of course you can and even need to prepare hay for geese for the winter. But hay is not recommended to dry in direct sunlight. Ideally suitable for drying a cozy and well-ventilated place. Such drying will help maintain the maximum amount of nutrients in the hay. Feeding hay bird in the winter can be both in dry form and in steamed, but it needs to pre-grind.
You can also prepare silage from a stem of corn or fodder beans. Winter bird with pleasure to have fun. To compensate for the lack of vitamins, shredded hay or silage is fed mixed with concentrated feeds. It should also be mentioned that the hay, harvested from cereal crops, will be optimally useful and nutritious for the bird.
You can still dry your nettles or lobos in the summer. In the crushed form, it is mixed in mix. Also, from her can be made vines, which hang in the tin so that the bird eat them. The same canvas can be prepared from thin branches of fruit trees. An excellent source of minerals are algae, they can also be dried in the summer and then rubbed into flour.
This small amount of flour is well added in the feed. An indisputable source of nutrients and nutrients for poultry is the conifer needles. You can make them from any coniferous tree. But we must remember that the period of harvesting lasts from November to March. During this period, the needles are soft and contain a minimum number of tannins. Before feeding, they should be milled on a meat grinder.
What else can you feed in the winter?
In winter it is possible to feed geese, among other things, almost everything that was collected in the garden in the autumn. These are cabbage, carrots, potatoes, beets, various silos from vegetables, root crops, and others. So, what is the benefit of each of them? Cabbage is a source of amino acids, and also contains a large amount of sulfur, especially in the feed grade. Feed it by mixing it in the feed.
Approximately 200 g of cabbage per day is required to feed one goose. And how about storing it for a long time? In constant snowy winters, the cabbage can be safely stored in the snow. But if there is no snow or you want to be reinsured, it's better to salt it. Before feeding geese with it, the cabbage should be thoroughly washed.
Carrot is an excellent source of vitamins. It can be stored in different ways, but to avoid the rapid disappearance of useful substances, it is best to salt or dry it. Sliced and dried carrots in shredded form. Feed her goose together with silage or mash in any form. Beets and potatoes are also mixed into mix.
But in boiled form, they can be given separately, but only when they are well cooled down. You must also pre-grind them. Vegetable seedlings are harvested in fresh form. It is stored in special barrels and added to the feed in the winter. When keeping geese at home in the winter, if prepared in advance, then problems with their feeding should not occur.
Need to give a grain?
Of course, you need and necessarily more than in other seasons. Cereals are an excellent source of calories and carbohydrates. They also contain vitamins of the group B, D and E. Feeding geese in winter can be wheat, corn, barley, oats and millet. But you must remember, if you feed the wheat itself, then it's best to give it in the crushed form. And it's even better if you feed the geese with wheat waste.
This will prevent the obesity of the bird. If you talk about corn, then it's great for feed, both young and adult bird. But it is also necessary to give it in the crushed form. Since it contains little vitamins, it is recommended to mix fish or bone meal in corn, which can also be replaced with fish oil.
Oats and barley are considered to be the best for feeding geese. It can be given in integral form only to adult birds. To feed the young, the grain needs to be pre-cleaned of husk and grinding. If in some farms there is a lot of millet, then you can calmly feed it like oats with barley. Feeding these cereals does not lead to obesity.
It is worth mentioning also legumes. Great for feeding geese in the winter fit peas and beans. They can be fed both in dried and in soaked form. An excellent option for feeding geese will be the availability of a large number of different agricultural waste. These are bran, corn and grains, as well as various kinds of cake.
Summarize the results of
Exactly, something to advise and claim that this is the only correct feeding diet. As each owner feeds on the basis of what he has and what he can buy. Some argue that in the winter morning and in the afternoon goose should be blended, others claim that the mix is given only in the afternoon. And the third at all feed their geese in winter only whole grain. But all converge on the fact that in the winter the bird should eat plenty and always be sieve.
Due to this, it will feel great at low temperatures even on the street. Also, the idea of all converges, that you need to feed the bird 3 times a day, and after the beginning of the breeding period you can switch to four meals a day. There is no contradiction and that in the evening goons are given only grain and it will be better if it is oats, barley or millet. They give it enough, as the bird feeds at night more than in the afternoon.
Regarding mix recipes, there are plenty of them. After all, each owner can calmly come up with his recipe based on what he collected in the city. But you must remember that in winter the ration of a goose should be as balanced and nutritious as possible. You also need to ensure that the bird does not greasy, it threatens the loss of offspring. After all, the demolished gourd eggs are unfertilized.
And with all this geese in the winter should eat plenty. After all, it is in winter that they begin a tribal period. Also, such feeding will help them easily transfer the worst colds without losing productivity.
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