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Thinking about raising geese next spring for meat.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jackson41, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. jackson41

    jackson41 Songster

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    What are good choices for meat geese. I will be raising some pekin ducks and thinking about a few geese also.
     

  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    we keep production toulouse and Americans both. I know Oregon Blues on here says her Pomeranians are great meat geese as well.


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  3. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chirping

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    I started raising Embden and production Toulouse and just love them - Both have been friendly and very easy to care for - I will be processing the ones that will not be kept for breeding stock this weekend - Can't wait to have roost Goose.
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  4. Haunted55

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    I got Embden and Toulouse as well. Also have the pekins which we will be doing shortly with the BB turkeys. The geese i will winter so they can breed and then next year cull.
     
  5. jackson41

    jackson41 Songster

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    What age do you harvest geese? And how difficult is it to over winter them? I live in northern Wi.
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Spring hatched are butchered late fall (ie...Christmas Goose)
     
  7. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Songster

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    "Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! Please put a penny in the old man's hat." Sorry couldn't resist! Lol!
     

  8. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I gotta get mine hunting[​IMG] I love the speckle-bellies the best.
     
  9. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    I prefer the Pomeranians for meat.

    Embdens are what are raised commercially, because of the white feathers, and probably better feed conversion.
     
  10. Cottage Rose

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    I live in Michigan and have no problems with keeping geese year round.
    As long as they have daily fresh water, feed, protection from predators and shelter they will be just fine.
     

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