I just added geese to my order

Discussion in 'Geese' started by GockeyEgg, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. GockeyEgg

    GockeyEgg Out Of The Brooder

    56
    0
    39
    Jan 10, 2008
    PA
    I added 2 geese to my order shipping on the 27th. I was reading about using geese to help weed the garden(we plant a huge garden). I really want to try it. Poor DH has to rototill the garden about a million times during the summer to keep up with the weeds. Really, I was just thinking of him. [​IMG]
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    4,889
    16
    261
    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Congratulations! Geese are my favorite animals on the farm, I'm not ashamed to admit it.

    Two geese are not going to accomplish tons in the way of weeding. I have around 30 in the height of Summer, and you can definitely see their work. Also, geese instinctively eat shoots, so don't let them in there until most of your garden is established to a decent height... then they'll be eating only weeds which are germinating.

    Also, don't let them near the lettuce. They go ape for the leafy greens and will help themselves.
     
  3. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

    219
    0
    142
    May 31, 2007
    Hi,
    What kind of geese and where did you get them from?
     
  4. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

    454
    0
    139
    Jan 1, 2008
    One word PREEN it works!!! I use it in my garden and it keeps it weed free for 6 weeks! You have to make sure your garden is started and the plants are a few inches tall, then do one good weeding and sprinkle the preen down. WORKS!!!
     
  5. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    587
    0
    169
    Mar 6, 2007
    tennessee
    he he he what a wonderful gift for your husband!!! I didn't even think of letting the geese in the garden last year (i had a duh moment) Corse it didn't help that nothing grew because of the extram heat and lack of rain LOL C
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by