general geese qs.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by beefmaster, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. beefmaster

    beefmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    ok ive been out of the loop for a few years an i have some qs.1.do geese need gamebird feed as they are growing or reg chick starter feed.im pretty sure its the gamebird feed.2.i know they can not swin till they have all their down feathers an are feathered out.im thinking about brooding them in a water trough.but im not sure on that yet.an i dont know how hard they are to raise.will prolly order 5 gooses an 3 ganders.i havent decided on what breeds.i want them to eat grass an to enjoy them.any thoughts an other ideas.was thinking bout using them to weed the garden.but dont know if its a good idea.
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shelton Washington
     
  3. beefmaster

    beefmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for answering the feed q for me as my thinking was wrong.i want to learn as much about them as i can.do/can they fly over a 4ft fence when grown.my neighbor has a 2ac pool an i dont know if i want them swimming in it or with his geese.
     
  4. Gone-Ducky

    Gone-Ducky Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have a question are Buffs good at flying meaning will I have to clip wings or do they grow to be to heavy to even fly? I Have Scobies right now and they have to have there wings always clipped they love to try to fly.
     

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