How many geese is enough, Or not ?... lol

Discussion in 'Geese' started by keeperofthehearth, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been reading the pro's and con's of geese. I still plan on getting some and am considering 1 pair of Pilgrim. I've read that geese can live a long time (40yrs barring predation, illness, or accident)and breed for quite awhile (20yrs). I'm not certain if that was breed specific or not.
    Question: Will one pair be the way to go to try out geese? Or would you recommend 2 females & one male to start out with? Thanks! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Bump so geese people can see this...
  3. vkulesh

    vkulesh Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2008
    Oakland Twp 48363
    I am not sure about the 40 years. I believe they will breed for 6-7 years and live up to 20 (and I think you are pushing it here too).

    I like to have two mated pairs ( right now the ganders get into goose fights for territory. They just can't divide 6 acres equally). But other than that, they are cool.
  4. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
    I started with a pair of Pilgrims and am happy with that decision.
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    Go for it!
    Geese are awesome if you have the proper set up.
    Why not start out with a pair? If you want more you can always hatch out some eggs.
    See my "Raising waterfowl Tip" page on my website for more info.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
  6. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the replies. [​IMG] I think I will stick with just 1 pair.
  7. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have three Embdens that are in excess of twenty years old. I am not sure how much in excess as I inherited them six years ago and was told that they were about twenty then. The female laid three eggs last year, one of which hatched. She lays enormous eggs. Last year is the first time I attempted to hatch her eggs.
  8. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] 20+ years! Soooo, I guess it is possible for them to live a very long time.
    How wonderful! I hope you have many more years to enjoy your geese.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
  9. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Me too. Himself got me the first three geese as a gift. Now we have six breeds & twenty-four geese at least until they begin to hatch. [​IMG] I love my waterfowl the best.
  10. Warped

    Warped Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2009
    I"m considering getting a pair of Grey Toulouse.
    I was wondering if they are aggressive toward people, ducks and other animals?

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