How much feed should you give to geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by papagoose, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 11 chickens, 4 ducks and goose go through about 50# combined in under 3 weeks... and that isn't counting the extra oatmeal, peelings, strawberry tops, alfalfa, etc. that they get every day.... Don't tell my husband!
     
  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    I only got geese ( 3 ) a few weeks ago ... I have no idea about eggs, etc. could you please fill me in on any info I might need .


    Feed , ETC. I fixed them a place with plenty of hay to sleep , eat , etc. BUT they don't seem to want to bed down where I set it all up ... suggestions would help .. Thanks for any info
     
  3. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It's been my experience that unless you have taught them from the begining to take shelter, such as confining them at night, geese simple prefer to be outside. The only time mine use shelters as anything other than as a windbreak is during nesting season. Enjoy your geese.
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  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:It's been my experience that unless you have taught them from the begining to take shelter, such as confining them at night, geese simple prefer to be outside. The only time mine use shelters as anything other than as a windbreak is during nesting season. Enjoy your geese.
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    So , they just start laying where ever ? When do they start laying ? I have 2 full flocks of chickens , but I have no idea about geese , as you can tell . [​IMG] [​IMG]:confused:
     
  5. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It's been my experience that unless you have taught them from the beginning to take shelter, such as confining them at night, geese simple prefer to be outside. The only time mine use shelters as anything other than as a windbreak is during nesting season. Enjoy your geese.
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    So , they just start laying where ever ? When do they start laying ? I have 2 full flocks of chickens , but I have no idea about geese , as you can tell . [​IMG] [​IMG]:confused:

    They choose a place for themselves. You can make where you want them to lay more attractive by placing straw or other clean bedding there. But I've had geese decide that the drainage gravel around a waterer was THE best place to lay eggs, everytime I piled straw there for her she moved it and made her shallow depression in the gravel! Guess she knew her business though 'cause she hatched 8 of 11:) Geese are seasonal layers, only a few weeks in spring/early summer. That said my white chinese lay and hatch from end of February into July & sometimes August! Enjoy your geese, I'd hate to be without mine.[​IMG]
     
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:So , they just start laying where ever ? When do they start laying ? I have 2 full flocks of chickens , but I have no idea about geese , as you can tell . [​IMG] [​IMG]:confused:

    They choose a place for themselves. You can make where you want them to lay more attractive by placing straw or other clean bedding there. But I've had geese decide that the drainage gravel around a waterer was THE best place to lay eggs, everytime I piled straw there for her she moved it and made her shallow depression in the gravel! Guess she knew her business though 'cause she hatched 8 of 11:) Geese are seasonal layers, only a few weeks in spring/early summer. That said my white chinese lay and hatch from end of February into July & sometimes August! Enjoy your geese, I'd hate to be without mine.[​IMG]

    How long does it take the eggs to hatch ? I heard they get very mean when they start laying , true or false ?
     
  7. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    They get territorial when nesting. I don't think of it as mean, after all I WANT parents who look after & protect their offspring. I respect them and their space during breeding season. If I have to gather their eggs I expect them to be UNHAPPY. I prefer in most instances to let them do the job, except fot the so called heritage breeds.
     
  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    OK ... I will let the mommy's do their thing ....[​IMG]

    But , how long does it take for their eggs to hatch ?

    How many do they lay during their cycle ?

    Any advise of how to handle or what to do with the babies once they hatch , or does the mommy do it all ?


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  9. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    The answers are all on this site but you have to do a search! Go to the home page and have fun!
     
  10. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine

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