are geese as messy as ducks??

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jackrooster, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im getting a pair of Mini Geese and i was wondering how i should set up there water?? Are they as messy as ducks? i was gonna put the water inside buut i really dont want the place to be a watery mess ??
     
  2. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they are just like young ducklings or duck's. LOL sorry.I raised 24 babie's and [​IMG].They were worth the work though.Hope they do great for you Congrat's.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    More messy- they are bigger.[​IMG]
     
  4. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set up food and water stations inside plastic crates like on this link: http://www.thegoosesmother.com/id95.html

    I cut one side out of a plastic box and placed the bowl there. It drastically reduces the perimeter of the mess, and it's easy to clean. Water stays inside the box. Voila!
     
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  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

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    And yes, they are just as messy if not more so since they are bigger.
     
  6. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Link doesn't go anywhere.

    Oops, corrected now... [​IMG]
     
  7. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a goose and a duck and the goose is more messy. at night the ducks is asleep with the chickens but the goose is up half the night preening with her water and making a big wet mess. they are a lot bigger so the poops are bigger, but they easier to clean up because they are not wet and stinky like a ducks.
     
  8. HomegrownCaSW

    HomegrownCaSW Out Of The Brooder

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    About three years ago I bought McMurray's package which included 5 African geese and 5 Pekin ducks. The ducks were very clean yet very filthy guests. On my property I put a 10x10 pond for the geese/ducks. The ducks were always clean, hogged the pond, and reminded me of guests that always looked great but trashed the joint. I waited until the 1 drake and his 4 hens reached slaughter age and that was that. 4 pds. 3.5 pds. 3.pds and two 2.5 pds. The Pekin ducks went into the freezer. The geese were far cleaner to keep and less noisy.
     
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  9. HomegrownCaSW

    HomegrownCaSW Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried twice to buy Muscovy ducks and both times the ducklings were mailed to me dead. Please tell me how you received or purchased yours.
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