I am seriously considering getting 2 pairs of Pilgrim geese, which I may reduce down to 1 pair or a gander and 2 geese. I assume at some point they will increase their number. The thing is what to do when it's time to butcher that xmas dinner?
I have meat rabbits and chickens and I before I committed to them I researched like mad to make sure I could find a way to kill (I don't think the word humanely applies to killing) with mercy. I really like it when their little brains say "Oh?, what's hap--." Get it? Can't seem to find any good info on dispatching geese. They seem quite a bit smarter than rabbits and chickens...
The only merciful thing I've come across is to shoot them when they aren't looking... How do you get 1 aside without the others paying attention? Plus I only live on 1/2 an acre, not sure about firing a weapon in my neighborhood... And I'd have to get one and learn how to use it. I do recognize this may be the best way, though.
Any suggestions anyone?