Hey! Anyone eat Geese?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by serendipity22, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So...

    I know folks eat geese. But does it matter what kind? Are there any special tricks to fattening them up or butchering them?

    Do you butcher them at any specific age?

    **I've got Chinese White Geese that like to try and run after me. Every time, I size them up for a pot...
     
  2. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    meat bird crumbles get them good and fat, from what i hear.
    never eaten them, though
    so keep me updated
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    geese have a fat layer and will be very fatty if not cooked properly.

    before cooking, poke holes all over the flesh with a fork. the fat will cook and melt, creating a self-basting bird.

    i had mine butchered at a processor because it was so cold out, but it's not hard.

    there is not as much meat as one would expect for the size of bird. it wont be like a turkey. the meat is all dark meat. it has the taste and texture of roast beef in a way.
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:If sizing them up for a pot causes them to chase you,,,,,,,quit sizing them up !!!![​IMG]

    I have eaten many different breeds ,, and the worst one was just delishious !!!!!!!

    I like to finish them up with natural feed,,,like cracked corn.
     
  5. minifarmer

    minifarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think it matters what kind. I have embdens because someone was selling them for $5 each! I butchered one for christmas and it was delicious! We just cooked the breasts and froze the leg/thigh for later. Not greasy at all if you poke the skin to let fat out! I fed a finisher ration (along with outdoor access) and whole corn. I think she was 6 monthes old. Dry plucked her in 15 degree windchill (never again!).
    I made schmaltz from the fat and cooked the rest of the carcass down for my spoiled dogs to eat. karla
     
  6. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If sizing them up for a pot causes them to chase you,,,,,,,quit sizing them up !!!![​IMG]

    I have eaten many different breeds ,, and the worst one was just delishious !!!!!!!

    I like to finish them up with natural feed,,,like cracked corn.

    Too Funny!

    I guess I'd chase after someone thinking about eating me too!

    Thanks for the info, folks!
     

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