what age do they fly, honk and lay?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sydney13, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so what age do toulouse geese begin to honk, lay and start to fly?
     
  2. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can fly at a young age if they are production Toulouse, but most should get too heavy to really get very high after they reach full size. It takes alot of running and flapping for them to get anywhere. Mine are the giant ones, so if they get an inch off the ground I'm surprised! You may want to clip a couple of wing feathers though if your worried about them getting anywhere. Mine started honking around 4-5 months old, but it sounded awkward for another month or so. Just like roosters learning to crow. They should start laying their first year but fertility might not be as good and you wont get as many eggs.

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    I hope that helps
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have one regular farm-toulouse that can't fly at all. I wouldn't count on them flying. If they get excited, they probably could a little, but I've never seen any of my geese fly. I have embdens and the 1 toulouse [​IMG]

    Laying should be next season, so when they are about 1 year old. This differs with breed and 'line', but most at least try to start around 1 year old.

    Honking? I don't know. I've got a young african that has been honking since it was about 12 weeks old [​IMG]
     

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