Tell me about Brown African & Toulouse geese..

Discussion in 'Geese' started by chickenzoo, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Any one have experience with these breeds?
     
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    We had Africans before and found them to be very friendly but also, very loud.

    Also have Toulouse and they will eat out of your hands and follow us around, they honk some but not nearly as much as the Africans.

    Steve in NC
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I had 2 African crosses. They were aggressive and very aggressive to other geese. My toulouse are some of my favorites.
     
  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    Africans can be pretty aggressive. I have heard of some that wouldnt even let people pulling into the yard out of their car,lol.
    They are still my favorite breed of goose.
     
  5. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Africans are only a few months old, but they have been good. I have young children and no issues there either. I don't consider them loud, but I live out in the country.
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    what should I feed them? Any thing I should do differently then my chickens ,turkey and peafowl.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old are they? At 8 weeks or older Purina Flock Raiser is excellent for geese. The love a green yard to graze and with a nice place to roam and graze they will eat less feed. They are herbivores and do not eat bugs or worms etc. Nice vegetation and plenty of clean water makes them happy.
     
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    they are 2 & 3
     
  9. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would plant a good cool season grass for them to eat this winter. I am planting as we speak, some oats, wheat, and ryegrass. I may throw in some clover and winter peas also. they are higher protein.
     

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