dispatching geese?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by erinszoo, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    North Central Oklahoma
    Any advice on dispatching geese? One is close to 25 pounds, the other is smaller. We've never done this before but can't find a processor close by to take them to.
  2. Dennq

    Dennq Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2010
    The great white north.
    I remove the head with a shotgun. Geese can be dangerous.
  3. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2010
    Broomstick method, I've read, is recommended for geese. However that was a British book. Basically it involves a broomstick behind the head (head on ground) and a sharp hard pull upward. But it takes a lot of strength and probably a helper as well.

    Alternatively you might truss the animal in a sack with its head protruding, stretch the neck using string and a holder, then dispatch using a very sharp large axe.

    Good luck.
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    We have White Chinese and have dispatched them two ways.

    A few times with a 22 shot to the head and then chop off the head.

    Lately, I have just been holding them and DH chops their head off.

    We have also scalded and plucked, use plenty of dish soap. We have used wax - messy, uses A LOT of wax but can be quick to pull off the carcass. And we have also skinned.

    Goose is wonderful.
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    What are some of the best breeds of geese for meat? We have Africans just because, curious if they make a good meat bird?

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