What to look for before bringing geese home

Discussion in 'Geese' started by extraordinaryfowl, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Songster

    Sep 6, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    Hello all, I have recently gotten an offer to buy some geese from a friend for a fair price. They all look active and healthy from afar, but if I decide to buy a pair is there anything in particular to look out for before bringing them home near my other geese? They wouldn't go together in the same pen, but I still don't want to carry in any diseases or anything. I have never dealt with adult geese before, always goslings, so just curious. Thanks, MW

  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    I would treat them just like every other animal I am looking at. Clean nares, clean bill with no sign of discoloration or major injury. Clean smooth feathers (unless Sebastopols), clear alert eyes. Of course look at how they are kept, how the flock interacts. I wouldn't pick the gander who is bossing everyone else around as it might create conflict at your place. Check their feet as well.

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