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How much water for goose breeding?

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How much water do geese need to breed in?

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The very heavy breeds need water, at least 14"-18".  The lighter and medium breeds can mate effectively in a puddle or dry land.  A wading pool or tub will work just fine.  Access to water always smile improves fertility.

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I have 3 ponds and a reservoir on my place and the geese still like to do it in these drums.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/zazousemoon206/farm/2011/DSC00335.jpg


Edited by zazouse - 1/19/11 at 9:14pm

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lol ok that gives me a great idea of what they need.  How do they get in and out?  I'd think my geese were too clumsy tongue

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Oh they have no problems getting in and out, they climb in and out the backside of the barrel where the dust bed is behind it.
Those barrels are much easer to dump than a kiddy pool  big_smile

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amusing, I asked D. Holderreads one time how much water my Sebastopol  Geese needed to breed.
He said, "he had seen them  breed with just enough water  to get their feet wet.
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Beautiful white and colored Sebastopol geese for sale.
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Beautiful white and colored Sebastopol geese for sale.
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Originally Posted by zazouse 

Oh they have no problems getting in and out, they climb in and out the backside of the barrel where the dust bed is behind it.
Those barrels are much easer to dump than a kiddy pool  big_smile


I'm currently collecting these barrels for goose nesting, chicken breeder isolation, goat kid warmers, and feed storage. I think I'll get a few more for extra duck and geese pools. I have other water and kiddy pool, and pump my used goose water into the garden, but I'm sure they'd appreciate a few more dunking spots. Love that idea!

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