do i have all of the right information on chinese geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by shanezoobuild, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. shanezoobuild

    shanezoobuild Out Of The Brooder

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    Chinese goose
    I’m designing a community farm and I was wondering if you could do both or one of the following for me and either answer a few questions I have and or read over my care sheet and tell me if there’s any wrong information or things you would do differently.

    Questions
    Male to female hatch rate
    How much Penicillin with erysipelas bacterin when treating erysipelas

    How much tetracyclines to give
    How much tylosin to give
    How to treat nemetodes
    How to treat NEPHRITIC HEMORRHAGIC ENTERITIS

    How much spectinomycin to give
    How much dimetridazole to give

    Write up
    Chinese goose

    Special care

    Males will sometimes fight each other over females
    Temperament
    Loyal. Defensive
    Disease symptoms

    Cost
    Egg cost 3$
    Chick cost 15$
    Chick to grower feed amount 17 kg
    Grower to butcher feed amount 10 kg
    Maintainer feed amount 5 kg

    Enclosure

    Size
    10 sf
    Height

    7 feet
    Fence type
    Chicken wire
    Shelter
    Small barn
    Equipment
    Food, water, grit and calcium dish. Pool

    Terrain

    Grass
    Diet

    Feed type

    18% duck or chicken maintainer
    Amount
    Constant
    Minerals/other
    Grit
    Breeding

    Sexing

    Vent check babies. Males are more honky
    Ratio
    1-4
    Age
    2 start. Stops at 18 years
    Season
    Spring. Fall. Winter.
    Diet
    Calcium dish in seasons.
    Eggs

    Clutch size and numbers per year

    12-15. 3 times a year
    Collecting time
    Morning
    Storing
    7 days. Room temperature. 70- 80 % humidity
    Hatch time
    28-34
    Incubation temp
    100
    Humidity
    50
    Candling
    7 days
    Stop turning
    25
    Lock down
    70%
    Move to brooder
    Dry
    Brooder
    Size

    1sf
    Height
    24 inch
    Temperature decreasing
    5 weeks
    Feed type length
    Duck or chicken starter 10 weeks

    Water dishes
    No marbles
    Special nutrients
    Grit
    Grow out pen

    Size

    10 sf
    Feed type length
    Finisher from age 10 weeks to 17 weeks
    Butcher


    Butcher age
    17 weeks
     
  2. WhiteAfrican923

    WhiteAfrican923 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you are making this all too complicated and you are looking to far into this. I say get the geese and address problems as they may arise.
     
  3. shanezoobuild

    shanezoobuild Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a pet budgie once and I wasn't prepared and I lost my poor sweet girl and I don't want that to happen again
     
  4. WhiteAfrican923

    WhiteAfrican923 Out Of The Brooder

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    You learn along the way. Geese are hard to kill. You give them grain, grass, and water then leave them alone.
     
  5. tmorgan46

    tmorgan46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a long list. Here are a couple of things that I noticed. For the pen you have chicken wire. I agree that chicken wire will be enough to keep a goose confined, but is it good enough to keep predators out? Not sure where you are and what the threats are where you're located but you may need more than just chicken wire. For food, I have two geese on about a 1/4 acre at the back of our house. We got them in July last year. Every blade of grass / weed / plant / bush is G-O-N-E! Now, I realize winter is just ending but I'm pretty sure that once spring hits, my dirt will still be dirt. So we're working on a rotation plan to give the plants a chance to rebound. Now to be fair, we also have Muscovy ducks, but they don't eat near the amount of greens that our two geese do. Chinese ganders don't "honk", they screech!! It gets very loud. Heaven help your ears if he lets loose in a confined area (think garage). I may need hearing aids by the time he's finished letting me know the postman just pulled up.... ;-) There are a couple of threads here that have a list of useful items to have on hand. The specialty medications I wouldn't get unless you know that you'll definitely need them, and then I would have to ask why introduce any animal if you know they're going to get sick. On the other hand, I certainly understand if you're out in the middle of nowhere, it's nice to not have to Amazon an emergency shipment or drive two hours for poultry medicine. I'd carefully think about expiration dates though if that were the case.

    Other than that, I think you've done a great job connecting all the dots.

    Troy & Tina
     
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  6. shanezoobuild

    shanezoobuild Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you very much sounds like you have quite a good life out there I only need to know the medicines names to look professional when I start trying to get funding
     

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