Beginner Goose raiser/owner no birds yet.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by richard123, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. richard123

    richard123 New Egg

    Jan 14, 2016
    I want to do everything right and wand to buy or preferably build a coop for geese and a run large enough for about 4 geese mainly for Christmas dinner. I wanted to do a goose last Christmas but on my my retired Navy pay it turned out too much for my budget.
    This is my plan "B". Raise some EMBDEN thinking of three male and 1 female goslings. I guess thats the term. goose and gander. I' m hoping you guys and gals will correct any terms and other mistakes. I have looked into e-fowls and may buy from them. I know I need to get a lot of answers so I'll check the FAQ's online. I think I can take a lot of advise from you people on BYC. Thanks in advance. I don't want pets. Benn there done that with my brother-in-law and his kids naming steaks on-the-hoof. This is meant to be strictly meat and my daughter, grandkids and great grandkids will not do that. if raising poultry for food is frowned on in this forum then it is not for me and I'll unsubscribe if you wish. Thanks and I hope I haven't been too blood thirsty for all of you.
    Very Respectfully
    Richard F. Hoyt
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Richard

    Glad you could join us here! I'm afraid I've got no experience with geese but I'm sure if you pop by the geese section of the forum the keepers there will be able to help. Here is the link for the geese section ~

    I wish you the very best with your geese adventures. Enjoy BYC :frow
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2016
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Richard and a warm welcome to BYC. Please don't consider unsubscribing!! You are more than at home here- I think it's safe to say we have members across the whole spectrum of keeping small flocks so you won't offend!

    All the best

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Richard. Thank you for your time in service. We have all types of owners here and many do "process" their birds/animals for meat. Some areas even have classes on processing. I don't have knowledge of geese but, you can post on the "Goose thread," and ask questions of those who do. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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