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post #31 of 39

excellent information, thank you!

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post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by Serina81 
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Originally Posted by Soph xo 

Edited.  ~Lisa~


What's the difference between buying one from the supermarket and eating the one you raised yourself?  The ones at the supermarket (assuming you could find a goose there) were once alive and at a farm too.  It's not like they magically appear at the store lol


Didn't you know???  Goose, like so many other meats, is manufactured in those little styrofoam packages!!!

We have 6 Toulouse geese, along w/ Muscovy ducks, Irish Dexter cattle, meat breed sheep, 200+ chix (Freedom Rangers & layers) & a couple useless horses that destroy as much pasture as they can.   Then there's the egg stealing LGDs.  We got one gosling last year, because the dog took all the eggs!  If I were there, I could do something, but I'm not & my partner's don't know how to train a dog. sad  They believe in doing it all w/ loooooove.  Nice people, but not dog trainers.

Stuck in Los Angeles for now.  Hoping to get back to the farm, in SoWeCen MO soon.  We raise Dexter cattle; St. Croix & Katahdin meat breed sheep; Muscovy ducks, meat & laying chix, geese, turkeys & rabbits.  All Certified Naturally Grown, in the most humane, natural manner.
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post #33 of 39

Wow, and here I thought animal meat came from animals lol!!!!
I had some Dexter ground beef and it was REALLY beefy tasting. I didn't really like it. Is that the normal taste? I think dexters are perfect little cows.

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post #34 of 39

I've never seen goose at any of our supermarkets.....maybe it's a regional thing? If I wanted a goose to eat, I'd have to raise it myself. lol

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post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by Serina81 

Wow, and here I thought animal meat came from animals lol!!!!
I had some Dexter ground beef and it was REALLY beefy tasting. I didn't really like it. Is that the normal taste? I think dexters are perfect little cows.


Was it home-processed, fresh from the farm? I find that home beef has a stronger taste and smell than what you buy at the store. I love the taste, but even after being in the freezer for months, that stuff thaws out smelling like a dead cow. I've never had dexter beef, ours is brahma.

I'll be watching this thread, as my husband is interested in getting some meat geese too, and we don't know much about geese. We plan to get a pair and raise their offspring to eat. All I know is that I don't want Chinese geese, I was attacked by those once as a kid and I'm still scared of them.

Currently chicken-less, hoping to get a fresh start soon.
My wish-list: Old English Game Bantams, American Game, D'uccles, Japanese Bantams, Bantam Cornish, Large Fowl Cornish, Lakenvelders, Welsummers, Kraienkoppen, Andalusians, Speckled Sussex, Cubalaya, Sumatra, Easter Egger (large and bantam), Orpingtons, Iowa Blue, Marans...I think I'm going to need a lot of pens!
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Currently chicken-less, hoping to get a fresh start soon.
My wish-list: Old English Game Bantams, American Game, D'uccles, Japanese Bantams, Bantam Cornish, Large Fowl Cornish, Lakenvelders, Welsummers, Kraienkoppen, Andalusians, Speckled Sussex, Cubalaya, Sumatra, Easter Egger (large and bantam), Orpingtons, Iowa Blue, Marans...I think I'm going to need a lot of pens!
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post #36 of 39

Yea, the cow was home raised on alfalfa and timothy grass I believe.

Ariel, I totally agree about the attacking geese.  I raise Cotton Patch geese because they're not aggressive and they're (relatively) quieter.

And I've never seen goose at the supermarket either except in Europe.

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post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by 1lpoock 

You can do it from 9-12 weeks, but if you go past 12 weeks it is best to wait another 6-10 weeks before doing it. Sorry for taking so long, the thread got moved and I got confused haha


Is that because of the pinfeathers growing in?

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11 ladies laying (EE, WL, BL, and mixes of the 3), 11 chickies scratching (SLW, BA, BR, SS, Blue Silkies), 3 Tolouse goslings honking, 1 magnificent BR roo
2 Minis milking, 1 Nubian teen, 4 bucks and 1 doe
4 cats, 2 Bouncing Boys and a Dear Hubby--All out playing on the farm.
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post #38 of 39

yes,  that is why. I usually skin my chickens, but I don't know how easy it would be with geese, I will be finding out soon if my one gander doesn't start behaving.

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post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by SteveH 
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Originally Posted by fowltemptress 
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Originally Posted by GraceAK 

Those goslings sure are cute! hugs


Is it just me, or does anyone find it hilarious that this little post script is added after a question about when to butcher the little cuties. lol

Does goose taste like duck? I don't like duck, so I've always wondered if it would be worth it to try goose or if I'd just be disappointed.


Wild goose , slow cooked on a rack in a covered roasting pan , tastes very much like a beef roast .
........ and yeah , I may be just in a sleepy/silly mood , but the mingling of droolin and hugs cracks me up .


Do you cook roast them upside down to let the fat render off?  I've heard that otw the meat is very greasy.  We're getting ready to harvest our geese this fall--they were supposed to be Toulouse (that's who was sitting, anyway), but 2 look like Emden and the other perhaps an Emden/Toulouse cross.

11 ladies laying (EE, WL, BL, and mixes of the 3), 11 chickies scratching (SLW, BA, BR, SS, Blue Silkies), 3 Tolouse goslings honking, 1 magnificent BR roo
2 Minis milking, 1 Nubian teen, 4 bucks and 1 doe
4 cats, 2 Bouncing Boys and a Dear Hubby--All out playing on the farm.
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11 ladies laying (EE, WL, BL, and mixes of the 3), 11 chickies scratching (SLW, BA, BR, SS, Blue Silkies), 3 Tolouse goslings honking, 1 magnificent BR roo
2 Minis milking, 1 Nubian teen, 4 bucks and 1 doe
4 cats, 2 Bouncing Boys and a Dear Hubby--All out playing on the farm.
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