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I want to start raising geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by toejam, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Hello, I am looking into getting geese. I was wondering if anyone could help me so I can decide if I want to get any.

    I have a duck(other died:th) and I was wondering how much easier/harder they are from ducks. I have a little pond for the then 4 ducks and if I got geese would it work? What types of food can they eat? Can you feed they chicken ration?
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I would suggest buying a copy of "The Book of Geese" written by Dave Holderread. It's a great place to start.

    How did your poor duckies die? [​IMG]
     
  3. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    They are not any harder to raise than ducks. Similar in a lot of ways.
     
  4. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    My ducks died from a coon. 1 i sold. 1 died one day and the next the other died so we moved it in with my chickens. Back to geese, are thry messier than geese like getting water dirty and stuff like that.
     
  5. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
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    Their habits with water are very similar to ducks. Dirty it up, splash it out, make mud, etc. lol
     
  6. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Which breed would be best to get?
     
  7. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
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    What characteristics are you looking for?
     
  8. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Im trying to convince my dad into getting them. I just want a goose that makes the least amount of mess, if at all possible and thats nice.
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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  10. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    I told my dad that about ducks but he said once the make a mess you cant find a duck with less mess. lol
     

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