Contents of geese in winter at home: photo and video
- 08 Nov 07:45
As you know, geese have an excellent fluff. It perfectly protects them from winter cold. But is it really? And how to make so that the content of geese in winter was simple and the bird felt as comfortable as possible? Read about this and other winter maintenance features in the homeconditions in the article.
- 1 Optimal storage conditions
- 2 Equip winter guster
- 2.1 Prepare
- nests 2.2 How to make the most simple feeder?
- 2.3 Features of the winter drinker
- 3 Features of feeding birds in the winter
- 4 Video "Holds of geese in winter"
Optimal conditions of maintenance
Indeed, due to its fluff and dense foam goose with no frost to minus 10 degrees Celsius. And with the correct content and minus 40 is also no problem. But there is one big "BUT!" - it's damp. Because of it the pen quickly gets dirty and ceases to form a dense cover. It also soaks and pollutes the litter, and the birds begin to freeze their legs.
As a result, the feathers can fall ill and even die. To avoid this, you need to create for them the best possible wintering conditions. For this purpose it is desirable to pre-erect a small indoor tin. It does not matter from what it is made, because even if you shoot down a small barn with a bunch of cracks, the holes, as it cools, can always be laid with hay or straw. The main thing is that the bird is protected from wind and moisture.
Floor in a tin, it is desirable to make a rain board, and then to fill it with a thick layer of any litter. The thickness of the layer should reach about half a meter. For bedding, you can use any material, whether it is chips, sawdust, straw or peat. Then, as the top layer of the litter gets dirty, it is necessary to sprinkle it fresh. Experienced poultry farmers are advised to resort to one trick to prevent dampness and eliminate the smell of ammonia.
It is required at least once a week to sprinkle the top layer of the litter with a simple or double superphosphate. The consumption of simple superphosphate for 1 square.m - 400 р, and the double, naturally, is twice less. Thanks to this trick, the litter will always remain dry and the sharp and stifling smell of ammonia will disappear.
It is also worth remembering that holding hosts around the clock in a shed at home does not require .Even in the worst colds they should be let out for a maximum of 1 hour of walking. Such walks will revive the bird and increase its productivity. Another thing to keep in mind is that the least frost-resistant in the bird's legs. Therefore, it is desirable to clear the walking area from the snow beforehand.
Equip winter grasshopper
So, how to equip a gourmand in winter? Of course, it must necessarily be feeders and drinkers. Also, based on the fact that the geese begin to carry in the winter, they need to prepare a nest for this.
Slots The recommended material for making slots is to use a thin board( 25 mm thick) or plywood. The size of the nest is about 600 mm long, the width is the same, and the height is 500 mm. In front, in order to avoid falling of the litter, a side height of approximately 100 mm is placed. Nests are placed on the floor, mainly near the side walls of the tin.
The bottom of the nest must also be scored with boards or plywood. Because the goose deeply bury their eggs, and if the bottom is metallic, then it can break, and in the winter it's definitely freezing. The same trouble can happen if there are no floors and the litter is immediately tucked to the ground. But if there is a rain board, then you can leave the nests without the bottom.
Opinions of experts on how many birds are missing from one socket differ. In the scientific literature it is noted that for each goose it is necessary to have a nest. But experienced poultry farmers claim that one nest is enough for 2-3 goose calmly. You still need not forget to split the nests, if there are several, the partition, and for the goose-cookie arrange the nests in a separate room.
It is important to know that the taste and quality of eggs, as well as whether they will be offspring, is strongly influenced by the humidity and debris of the tin. Therefore, eggs from the nests should be taken as soon as possible. To do this, it must be remembered that about 80% of goose put eggs at night or early in the morning. It is also necessary to change the bedding of the nests more often so that the demolished egg has always been cleaned.
How to make the most simple feeder?
The most simple and at the same time economical feeder for geese looks like a small trough. It consists of two planed boards( thickness 20-25 mm), which are fastened to each other at an angle. The sides of the boards extend to the bottom and are used as drinkers. On the top of such a trough crample small transverse partition walls. They do not allow birds to completely climb inside the trough.
Also, these slats are a kind of handle, which can easily carry the feeder from place to place. Along this trough you can pack small shields that will prevent the spread of food. The height of such feeder should reach the level of the bird's back. And the length should be enough, so that all birds without stamping settled near her.
Features of the winter pointer
Another feature of the geese is that in the winter one person is able to drink up to 2 liters of water per day. Therefore, the water in winter should be enough for them. Large buckets or old wooden troughs are suitable for drinking at home content. You can also make a drink from a sheet of galvanized iron. Water in the drinking water should be changed frequently or even better to make it running.
With a large amount of snow, geese are well drunk with thawing snow. It is worth remembering that the lack of water negatively affects the carrying of geese. In the absence of water during two days, the bearing generally ceases, and it is not so easy to restore it.
Features of feeding birds in the winter
From November to January, experts recommend feeding geese twice a day. Feeding is done in the morning and evening. Morning is mostly mixed, and in the evening whole grain. Since January it is desirable to switch to three-fold feeding. Morning and evening - grain, and in the afternoon - mix. At the beginning of the period of pregnancy, geese require increased and frequent nutrition, so they can feed them even four times a day.
For bird feeding in the winter, predominantly using roughage. It can be crushed meadow hay, hay floor, dry nettle or floor. It is worth remembering that eating the green goose food is equally easy, both in dry and in steamed form. It is better to give the poultry a grain of oats, since wheat and barley can cause rapid obesity.
In the absence of grain, it can easily be replaced with boiled potatoes with a small additive of steamed peas. But they need to feed about three times more than grain. It is also necessary to clean the remnants of mixes from the feeders. After biting, they will easily cause your stomach upset in your bird. At night, geese eat more than in the afternoon, and especially if it's winter, so you need to leave the oats in the bird feeders at night.
As you can see, keeping geese at home in winter is not so difficult. To do this, it's enough to follow the above recommendations. Good for you geese breeding!
Video "Hold winter geese"
How birds are kept in the winter, in what conditions they live and how they behave during the walk - this is in our video.