Goose Question

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sweetshoplady, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I want some pilgrim geese. Is it better to get adult birds or goslings or hatching eggs? I am hoping the geese will be nice and not be mean.
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Goslings are easier and they will quickly become attached to you.
    Geese are usually only mean when abused, yelled at, chased or neglected, etc. Mine are great watch geese, and are friendly to me and my husband. But if a stranger goes in the backyard without one of us, the alarm is set off and they are charged.
     
  3. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hurrah for Pilgrims!

    Hatching eggs drove me up a wall with their hatch rate (in the future I'm only brooding under Muscovies and broody geese - no incubators for me). The adult Pilgrims I've bought this year aren't mean to us or any strangers who come into the yard, but they aren't as outgoing as the goslings I bought. If I were you I'd go with goslings.

    From what I know Pilgrims are done laying for the year. If you can't find any in your area let me know. I can probably sell a pair of mine. Or if nothing else I should have a ton of goslings next spring I can ship out.
     

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