to goose or not to goose????

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ScoobyRoo, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I have been doing some research about geese. Currently we have 52 chickens (31-6wk chicks & 21 grown chickens) and 4 ducklings about 2-3 wks old. My DD wants to try the goose too and I'm okay with it. 2 days ago I was all for it and found a place within 10 miles that has several varieties of goslings for $10.00(of course not what DD would like to have,,either a sebbie or pilgrim) they have the chinese, roman, embden and toulouse. Now I'm getting cold feet. Why????? I have plenty of space here and they would be spoiled but.......?? Can someone convince me what I need to do. Enablers please don't respond.[​IMG]
     
  2. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    hmm, is this enabling?
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    Sorry if it is...but baby Pilgrims are just too much fun and oh so cute!
    Lisa
     
  3. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Those are cute!!! My daughter wants pilgrims now over the other breeds. Get this....my DH husband wants to get some turkeys now. We are turning into a feathered farm!! Need to read up on those too.
     
  4. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with your daughter go for the Pilgrims. Personality-wise they are my favorite breed of geese. Ours are calm and low key even in breeding season. The Sebastapols & the Buffs are pretty but the Pilgrims are the nicest in temperament. It's the only goose pen our seven year old is allowed to go into alone. (Not enabling just encouraging [​IMG] )
     
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    This is me and Bella La Goosie
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    She loves to be picked up and held. She is a Brown Chinese

    (Just trying to enable heh heh heh )
     
  6. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    [​IMG] Terrielacy that is a gorgeous goose. Well my Toulouse eggs are only on day 3 And since they can take anywhere from 28-33 days or longer. I might be able to order some Pilgrims to slip in there too.


    [​IMG] stop enabling me with geese, you guys know we are trying to sell our house and move to our six acres.

    Pilgrims or Toulouse. [​IMG]


    Now me and mom have to work on dad, who does not want any waterfowl period. [​IMG]

    ETA

    Sorry for stealing this thread.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2009
  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want a goose, but make sure to get at least two.
    They are most delightful creatures!
    Sorry duck people but geese are MUCH more intelligent, people loving and friendly than ducks or chickens if bonded to humans at birth so get day olds if you get some.
    There are some precautions...without the proper set up they can be mischievous, trouble makers.
    They like to nibble/shred things so I don't allow them around to be around my vehicles or house. They can girdle small trees, eat garden vegetables etc.
    Too much for them to get into but with a fence to keep them where you want them...JUST AWESOME!
    No need to put up big fencing...2 ft. rabbit guard or garden fence is all you need to keep them were you want them from going. They are great lawn mowers too.
    See more info on my websites "raising waterfowl tips" page
    Best wishes! [​IMG]
     
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  8. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    Quote:So I can use just low 2ft fencing [​IMG] or will I have to clip their wings. I will of course get more than One. birds are like potato chips can't have just one. [​IMG] loving that they will be little lawn mowers that is my least favorite chore. [​IMG]
     
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Quote:So? Ducks are still the cutest things on earth! [​IMG] Sometimes you just don't need a brain to be adorable and ducks fit right in there. [​IMG]
     
  10. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Thank you guys......errr, I mean enablers.[​IMG] I don't plan on penning the geese up if we get some. They will be free ranging. I do pen up at nights and if gone for a long period of the day. I was wondering how much damage they would do. I know my chickens do enough without the extra help. At least geese don't scratch and dig holes all over the yard, do they? I know that we need to get a pair or trio. Another question...since straight run is all you can get,,If I end up with all males or females will they get along regardless of sex?
    Thanks!
     

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