Geese Questions!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Theeggboxtoo, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    I want to get a pair of Pilgrim goslings next spring. I have a few questions [​IMG]

    1. Can a goose be nice if raised with another goose?

    2. Is Metzer Farms a good place to get them?

    3. Do Pilgrims go broody often?

    4. Can they eat chicken layer feed like ducks?

    5. How deep does their pond need to be?

    6. What kind of shelter do they need?

    7. Can you eat the babies that they raise?

    8. Are their eggs edible?

    9. How many eggs does it take to make an omlette? [​IMG]

    10. When do they start to lay eggs?

    11. How long do they live?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Quote:20+ years
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  3. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    Quote:20+ years

    Wow... That's a very long time! [​IMG]
     
  4. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    Anyone?
     
  5. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I raise Cotton Patch Geese. I call them the "child safe goose". They are the gentlest of all geese. They are very nice, non-agressive, these guys won't bite. Check out flipflopranch http://www.cottonpatchgeese.com/ , they are one of the biggest breeders and have the original stock from the man that saved the breed. They ship and I can't say enough good things about the ranch.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:15-20 years, easily.
     
  7. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    Quote:My mom doesn't want a lot of geese running around, so she said only 2. My mom likes duck meat and wants goose as well... She also said no freeloaders, so their babies will be used for meat.
     

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