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Need your thoughts on geese!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jadeduck13, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. jadeduck13

    jadeduck13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, BYCers!

    I need some goose owners to come up and tell me what they think about geese. I am writing a new post for my blog, We Heart Poultry (you might find it under my profile). If you can answer some questions, that would be great! My mission is to get others to raise geese.

    Thank you![​IMG]

    Lexie


    1. What do you like about geese? What are the positive aspects of raising them as backyard or barnyard birds? Are they easier to raise than other poultry (like chickens and ducks)?

    2. What do you dislike about geese? What are the negative aspects of raising them as backyard or barnyard birds? Are they harder to raise than other poultry?

    3. Best breed for backyards? Best breed for barnyards? Breeds that first-timers should avoid (like aggressive goose breeds- for example, Egyptians)? Best breeds for beginners?

    4. Tell me your story about your experience with geese. How many years have you raised geese?

    5. Additional comments about geese?

    We Heart Poultry is not an actual poultry site (meaning it is not a chicken, guinea fowl, peafowl, etc. site). It is only used for informing and entertaining others on heritage breeds of ducks and geese. It is also used to persuade others to raise heritage waterfowl. (Disclaimer: I am not a professional in ducks and geese- I only inform others of what I know for sure. My site is not a great source of goose and duck health and care. Seek out an expert for duck and goose health and care.)
     
  2. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi, Lexie!

    Geese are wonderful birds. Toulouse geese ( American Gray Goose/Pomeranian) are the best breed; they have a sweet
    and loving spirit and are easy to tame. Chinese, on the other hand, can be aggressive. We have both breeds. We have had them for nearly 11 years. Geese are easier to keep because they forage and do so without destroying the grass and they do not scratch so you won't have to worry about the landscaping being bothered by them. They are generally content with access to grass and we always make sure there is fresh water for them in which they dirty in five minutes. It is against a gooses creed to allow clean water around the yard! They sieve dirt and put it in every water bucket they come across. I enjoy watching them facing the sun as it sets; I was told they have magnets in their brains and they are aligning them by sun gazing as it sets.
     
  3. jadeduck13

    jadeduck13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply! It will be great for my post! :D

    Lexie
     
  4. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    ok your right but we both have some different breeds of geese that behave different becoz my chinese are not aggressive at all, my most aggressive are my emdben geese and my tamest are my buff/brown african geese!i bought my africans from a man and they were terrified of alot of things at their home until i started feeding the africans food they became tame and today they are too tame its annoying!
    And there is no negetive effect on geese but can be messy in a small area so you need alot of space to keep geese even one or two .
    Any geese are good for beginners its what taste beginners have in goose colour and size or for meat feathers etc

    but there is one or two goose breeds beginners should avoid and those are the wild geese(greylag,canadian geese)

    I have geese becoz provide meat and eggs and i love breeding geese and it would be too weird for me not too have geese you will miss them.

    Baby goslings are the most coolest inesent of all animals if raised by yourself they are extremly tame and talkitive ,but if you are raising geese for the table i advise you not to bound with your geese or give them names!

    All goose breeds are fun to have but it can also be rewarding since you can sell goslings and eggs.

    Geese are the easiest birds to raise since they need barely protection from 4 weeks old and live on grass so little worry

    one tip: If you have a few geese with a gander or two they are way more aggressive then a big group of geese and ganders since there will be a oecking order in the gaggle.
    Unless they are tame or hand raised

    well thats my opion everyones can be different, i have over 35 geese and 6 breeds of geese im boss of them and they dont hang out all together there are 2 groups of geese at my house the africans and chinese and one or two emdbems hang together and then theres the emdbems toulouse,greylags and a few chinese hang together and there are also a few mixed breeds , Oh and my pairs of geese hang out with no other geese only themselves and their goslings .

    And if goslings stay with their parents longer then a year and find a mate then a new group is formed.
     
  5. jadeduck13

    jadeduck13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your reply! :D
     
  6. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    AnytimeXD
     

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