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post #1 of 6
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Chinese goose

I’m designing a community farm and I was wondering if you could do both or one of the following for me and either answer a few questions I have and or read over my care sheet and tell me if there’s any wrong information or things you would do differently.

 

Questions

Male to female hatch rate

How much Penicillin with erysipelas bacterin when treating erysipelas

How much tetracyclines to give

How much tylosin to give

How to treat nemetodes

How to treat NEPHRITIC HEMORRHAGIC ENTERITIS

How much spectinomycin to give

How much dimetridazole to give

Write up 

Chinese goose

 

Special care

Males will sometimes fight each other over females

Temperament

Loyal. Defensive

Disease symptoms

 

Cost

Egg cost 3$

Chick cost 15$

Chick to grower feed amount 17 kg

Grower to butcher feed amount 10 kg

Maintainer feed amount 5 kg

Enclosure

 

Size

10 sf 

Height

7 feet 

Fence type

 Chicken wire

Shelter

Small barn

Equipment

Food, water, grit and calcium dish. Pool

 

Terrain

Grass

Diet

 

Feed type

18% duck or chicken maintainer

Amount

Constant 

Minerals/other

Grit

Breeding

 

Sexing

Vent check babies. Males are more honky

Ratio

 1-4

Age

 2 start. Stops at 18 years

Season

Spring. Fall. Winter.

Diet

Calcium dish in seasons.

Eggs

 

Clutch size and numbers per year

12-15. 3 times a year

Collecting time

 Morning

Storing

7 days. Room temperature. 70- 80 % humidity

Hatch time

28-34 

Incubation temp

100

Humidity

 50

Candling

7 days

Stop turning

25

Lock down

 70%

Move to brooder

Dry

Brooder

Size

1sf

Height

 24 inch

Temperature decreasing

5 weeks

Feed type length

Duck or chicken starter 10 weeks

 

Water dishes

 No marbles

Special nutrients

Grit

Grow out pen

 

Size

10 sf

Feed type length

Finisher from age 10 weeks to 17 weeks

 Butcher

 

Butcher age

 17 weeks

post #2 of 6

I think you are making this all too complicated and you are looking to far into this. I say get the geese and address problems as they may arise.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

I had a pet budgie once and I wasn't prepared and I lost my poor sweet girl and I don't want that to happen again

post #4 of 6

You learn along the way. Geese are hard to kill. You give them grain, grass, and water then leave them alone.

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by shanezoobuild View Post
 

Chinese goose

I’m designing a community farm and I was wondering if you could do both or one of the following for me and either answer a few questions I have and or read over my care sheet and tell me if there’s any wrong information or things you would do differently.

 

Questions

Male to female hatch rate

How much Penicillin with erysipelas bacterin when treating erysipelas

How much tetracyclines to give

How much tylosin to give

How to treat nemetodes

How to treat NEPHRITIC HEMORRHAGIC ENTERITIS

How much spectinomycin to give

How much dimetridazole to give

Write up 

Chinese goose

 

Special care

Males will sometimes fight each other over females

Temperament

Loyal. Defensive

Disease symptoms

 

Cost

Egg cost 3$

Chick cost 15$

Chick to grower feed amount 17 kg

Grower to butcher feed amount 10 kg

Maintainer feed amount 5 kg

Enclosure

 

Size

10 sf 

Height

7 feet 

Fence type

 Chicken wire

Shelter

Small barn

Equipment

Food, water, grit and calcium dish. Pool

 

Terrain

Grass

Diet

 

Feed type

18% duck or chicken maintainer

Amount

Constant 

Minerals/other

Grit

Breeding

 

Sexing

Vent check babies. Males are more honky

Ratio

 1-4

Age

 2 start. Stops at 18 years

Season

Spring. Fall. Winter.

Diet

Calcium dish in seasons.

Eggs

 

Clutch size and numbers per year

12-15. 3 times a year

Collecting time

 Morning

Storing

7 days. Room temperature. 70- 80 % humidity

Hatch time

28-34 

Incubation temp

100

Humidity

 50

Candling

7 days

Stop turning

25

Lock down

 70%

Move to brooder

Dry

Brooder

Size

1sf

Height

 24 inch

Temperature decreasing

5 weeks

Feed type length

Duck or chicken starter 10 weeks

 

Water dishes

 No marbles

Special nutrients

Grit

Grow out pen

 

Size

10 sf

Feed type length

Finisher from age 10 weeks to 17 weeks

 Butcher

 

Butcher age

 17 weeks

That's a long list.  Here are a couple of things that I noticed.  For the pen you have chicken wire.  I agree that chicken wire will be enough to keep a goose confined, but is it good enough to keep predators out?  Not sure where you are and what the threats are where you're located but you may need more than just chicken wire.  For food, I have two geese on about a 1/4 acre at the back of our house.  We got them in July last year.  Every blade of grass / weed / plant / bush is G-O-N-E!  Now, I realize winter is just ending but I'm pretty sure that once spring hits, my dirt will still be dirt.  So we're working on a rotation plan to give the plants a chance to rebound.  Now to be fair, we also have Muscovy ducks, but they don't eat near the amount of greens that our two geese do.  Chinese ganders don't "honk", they screech!!  It gets very loud.  Heaven help your ears if he lets loose in a confined area (think garage).  I may need hearing aids by the time he's finished letting me know the postman just pulled up....  ;-)  There are a couple of threads here that have a list of useful items to have on hand.  The specialty medications I wouldn't get unless you know that you'll definitely need them, and then I would have to ask why introduce any animal if you know they're going to get sick.  On the other hand, I certainly understand if you're out in the middle of nowhere, it's nice to not have to Amazon an emergency shipment or drive two hours for poultry medicine.  I'd carefully think about expiration dates though if that were the case.  

 

Other than that, I think you've done a great job connecting all the dots.  

 

Troy & Tina


Edited by tmorgan46 - 3/16/16 at 7:52am
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

thank you very much sounds like you have quite a good life out there I only need to know the medicines names to look professional when I start trying to get funding

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