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Im needn me some Geese!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jjdward, May 12, 2009.

  1. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I have it. I have poultry fever. [​IMG] I have chickens and ducks and I want some geese. I would like to get some suggestions on what breed. Do I need to try to get a male, or will females do fine alone? I plan on getting about 5 or 6. [​IMG] I also want to find a cure for this disease!![​IMG]
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Well sorry there is no cure. And welcome to the most 'infected' place on the planet. LOL

    I would go for Pilgrims or sebbies but that is me. Go to Holderread's website and check out the different breeds or check feathersite.com. It is more a matter of what you want. [​IMG]
     
  3. starryeyes

    starryeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am right there with you have ducks and chickens now ready to hatch geese

    Hi my name is Starry i have a addiction to hatching eggs
     
  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I would try to visit some different breeds in person to HEAR what their honks sound like. Some of them have a tone that could drive you insane. I spent 2 weeks manning our Poultry Tent at this year's county fair and decided I could nevernevernever own African Geese. This one bird had a high-pitched wheezy whistle that set my teeth on edge. But I like the way my Embdens sound, a nice full-bodied honk. I just got 2 Chinese geese & am still undecided, they have a higher-pitched beep I'm not yet used to.
     
  5. jimmoose

    jimmoose Out Of The Brooder

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    You will love the Geese. Chickens think they are chickens, ducks know
    they are ducks and a goose thinks he is a person, they have no idea
    that they don't look just like you. I may be wrong and no offense to
    the chicken and duck people, but a goose is just different. They are
    quite intelligent and have different and distinct personalities much like
    a dog or cat. The are capable of enjoying your company and make
    excellent pets, they are great watchdogs, or watchgeese in this case,
    and are capable of showing you affection. Nothing like a good
    "goose hug" where they lay that long neck against yours and rub
    away. Mine follow me constantly through the yard and nibble at my
    pants legs, they will call to you to get your attention and they want
    to be near people. I'm a goose guy, can you tell?
    I would start with a pair of Chinese or Africans as they are surprisingly
    easy to keep and are common breeds. They wander and eat grass
    all day and rarely need extra feed except in the winter and given a
    kiddie tub, they will keep themselves clean and happy. Its always a
    plus is you have a pond. A couple of things like: they will clean a
    garden out in no time. They will eat azaleas and roses like they are
    candy. Mine will attack a dog in a skinny minute and they will bite
    and run at you, well, maybe not you but they will do it to a guest
    in a second. Most are well behaved and acclimate well to their
    surroundings. You won't be sorry to have a pair. Its always better
    to have them in pairs as they like to be with other geese. They are
    also surprisingly snobbish to chickens and ducks. You will love them.
    Here is a pair of our brown Chinese. They are always together and
    we call them the "Big Guys", they are also both female.
    jim
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  6. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally, I vote for the dewlap toulouse or sebastopols because they are both more laid back, gentle souled geese. Mine are not noisy either..UNLESS it is feeding time or they are really disturbed and then only upset for a few minutes.

    They've never attacked anyone and they are hilarious to watch. I LOVE my geese!!!
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I would try to visit some different breeds in person to HEAR what their honks sound like.

    GREAT advice. I met my first pair of African geese yesterday. WOOOOH are they LOUD!

    Fantastic creatures, but WOW. If I hadn't been told they were friendly, I would have thought that sound meant they were going to dismember me. Imagine the velociraptors from jurassic park! They were 7 years old and the male was ENORMOUS!​
     
  8. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wifezilla, thanks for the HUGE laugh!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nebraska
    Quote:Great Job describing your geese!! I've only had mine for 2 weeks and they are beyond wonderful!!!
     
  10. Lorettawyandotte

    Lorettawyandotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two pair of Brown Chinese that are just a hoot...I got them as young adults so they are not as bonded to me as they would have been had I raised them from the egg but they do follow me around at a distance, are very curious about what I am doing...they honk whenever I step outside and wait at the gate in the morning for the blue feed bucket carried by the big ole funny looking "goose" that feeds them in the morning...they have a big kiddie pool that they spend a lot of time floating in...funny to see four big honkers in the pool...I like the long neck on the Chinese...very classy and elegant looking...I have a Partridge Rock hen sitting on three goose eggs due to hatch next week end...can't wait to have some baby goslings to spend time with...I think the geese are my favs but running close competition with my ducks...
     

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