What to sell these for?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Gerbil, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    They are Toulouse and sadly, they decided that they were not going to get along with our chickens or our 2 original Moscovies, Crazy and his girl. They are about year old and there are 3 of them, looks and sounds like two girls and a boy.

    They would be brother and sisters.
    If you look, one has a little fish tail kinda thing going on with his wings crossing a bit in the back. [​IMG]


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    I can get more pics or info if needed.

    Thanks, Gerbil. [​IMG]
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    This is largely going to depend on your location and the demand for pet geese in your area. In many (most, really) areas geese like these -- common breed, less than stellar quality, uncertain genders, looking for pet homes -- are a dime a dozen, or even less. They're kind of like pet roosters. People can have a hard time giving them away. The exception to that being if you've got decent connections in the local small animal community and are good at marketing and sales, but even then it can be shaky.

    My advice would be to market them as a gardener or homesteader's helping hand -- weeders, alarm system, etc. -- rather than just pets. And then price them according to how quickly you want them to move. Quickly? $30 obo for the "trio". Go up from there depending on how long you're willing to hold onto them (and/or if you're in a pricier part of the country, I'm in the midwest).

    ETA: Unless you're willing to put them in the freezer. Depending on how they've been fed/raised they'd probably be worth considerably more dead than alive. Also much like roosters. LOL!
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Around here, in the winter, it's "free to good home". In the spring, they'll bring $25 - $30 each.
     
  4. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    Okay, hmmm... I will post them and see, they do have a time limit, so we'll see.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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