- Mar 4, 2010
I currently have a small flock of chickens with the intent they would help with weeds, bugs and fertilize in my garden. But, I've just discovered these 'weeder geese' and I'm wondering if there really is such a thing. Could I actually have geese roam the garden, eat the weeds and bugs and not bother my crops too much? Could they range with chickens mostly? Do I limit their time in the garden? We currently have dogs who like the chickens too much...... ya, know for lunch. So we're practicing mutual exclusion right now. A hot chicken net is in our future plan, would geese do well to range with the chickens inside the net or do I need a separate area. Would the geese guard the chickens, I don't have a rooster. Do I need a pair and if so do I need a male/female pair or could I get female/female or male/male pair. I'm not really interested in fertile eggs. Our garden is pretty big but less than 1/4 acre, how many geese could weed a garden that size? Is there really a breed called 'weeder geese' or is it just a term for a mixed breed. I know that is a bunch of questions, sorry about that, I just really don't know a thing about geese.