Geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Rondack, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Rondack

    Rondack Songster

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    Do any of you have geese? Is goose raising easy? Do they need a pond? Please post comments, advice, and ideas!
     
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  2. fil76

    fil76 Chirping

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    sorry to but in but will a large bucket to dunk there head be ok
    cheers fil
     
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  3. Rondack

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    I'm not sure they even need water at all..... Besides water to drink...
     
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  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    I have had geese.Its not hard if you know what your doing.They don’t need a pond but will need atelast a kitty pool to clean themselves in from time to time and even drink out of it.
     
  5. Linda Hicks

    Linda Hicks In the Brooder

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    I have a pair of pilgrim geese. People say that they don't need water but they absolutely love it. In the summer their pool is their mainstay. They sit in it all day. They are in a smaller tub, about 7 gallons, in the winter. Yes, even on very cold and snowy days they are always bathing and preening. They also have a 2 gallon drinking bucket that they dip their heads into in their cage. Their feathers are beautiful. We are making a larger pool for them this summer so that they can actually float and swim. It's a landscaping pool. The preening helps bring up the oils from their feather glands which insulates them from heat or cold. The only time I have problems is in the breeding season and the gander is aggressive. I have heard that after 2 years old that behavior will lesson but that theory is still out as these are just 2 years old. Otherwise very easy keepers.
     
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  6. Rondack

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    Do they need to be separate from the chickens?
     
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  7. Rondack

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    Where did you get yours?
     
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  8. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    I bought mine from a lady who had an overly populated flock,they were white Chinese
     
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  9. TheTwoRoos

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    If you want them to be separated,you can,they seem to do relatively fine together.
     
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  10. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    Geese need water more than ducks, Or so i've read. It's easier for them to breed in and less hard on the Goose when the Gander tries to breed it. Now I don't have Geese myself at the moment but i've been doing plenty of research, i'm getting my first geese In may the 21st so not much longer. They don't need a pond but i'd suggest having a kiddie pool out for them.
     

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