Keeping Geese

Greylag GooseWhen many people start keeping poultry they do so with either chickens or ducks. Geese tend to be an animal that people are nervous of keeping, especially to start with. This is in part due to the perception they can be a very aggressive animal. Thankfully this isn’t true, except during breeding season when all poultry can become more aggressive. We’ve a number of articles to help you decide if keeping geese is a good option for your garden or smallholding.

Geese Articles

Breeds of Geese & Breeding Geese

Breeds of Geese & Breeding Geese

Breeding Geese As with other poultry if you wish to hatch out goslings you can either allow a broody goose to sit on a clutch or incubate the eggs. Another option is to use a broody chicken to sit the eggs and they will raise the chicks as they would...
Geese Diseases, Parasites, Worms, Lice & Mites

Geese Diseases, Parasites, Worms, Lice & Mites

There are a number of illnesses that geese can be prone to although they are a generally hardy bird. If you keep good hygiene standards and feed and worm your geese properly while giving them access to clean fresh water you should be able to avoid most...
Housing Geese, Pasture, and Safety

Housing Geese, Pasture, and Safety

Housing Geese Geese need security but not complicated housing. They will need adequate sleeping space – about 2sqft per adult bird – and protection from damp and draughts. A strong draught free shed with a lockable door is perfect for geese to protect the...
Introduction to Geese & Feeding Geese

Introduction to Geese & Feeding Geese

Anyone with a spare area of grass, such as a field, meadow or orchard, could do worse than consider keeping a few domestic geese. They will keep the grass down, provide large eggs for eating, cooking or decorating, as well as grace the table of the discerning....
Rearing Geese for the Table from Starting with Geese

Rearing Geese for the Table from Starting with Geese

The guide to keeping domestic breeds and ornamental geese as table geese. Suitable for both the home keeper of a goose or a few geese and for commercial producers. By Katie Thear Table Geese Cramming a goose in order to make its liver swollen for pate...

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