dispatching geese?

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

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    I remove the head with a shotgun. Geese can be dangerous.
     
  3. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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