He keeps a few thousand birds annually. He raises The flocks he keeps as meat birds for market. Thousands of birds. Pekin duck, Cornish cross chicken and BB turkey., I'd guess to date he has around 110 of my geese looking at my records. He asked me for about 90 this coming season. I have several goose hens: 5 chinese, 3 embden and one buff hen. 4 ganders, one white, one brown chinese, 1 embden and one buff American.
I have been there several times, the geese live in one of his barns "off season". He has had some hatches from broody geese, but does not like the mess involved brooding goslings. It gets pretty labor intensive with a large number. He normally prefers to purchase ganders only but takes what I have.
Wow. How far away is your house from the racket? Elizabeth started laying again, she was hatched last June, so do you think she would be able to incubate and hatch goslings now?
I bet she will do fine. Brown Chinese are great moms!
Honestly, I am far enough out in the country the noise doesn't bother my few neighbors, one keeps geese too. For me, I adore them so much I like to hear them.