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Geese #7873008
05/27/23 06:19 PM
05/27/23 06:19 PM
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Now the admiral want to add some gene to the motley crew we have here ... namely Toulouse geese. I am going to get some plywood tomorrow and build them their own little shelter away from the chicken coop with windows etc. I can't seem to find any goslings to buy, so may have to get an incubator and somehow get a batch of eggs to turn into birds. YAY ... I get all the fun jobs. Is there anyone on here that has any pointers. Other than DONT DO IT grin


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Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7873047
05/27/23 07:16 PM
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If they’ll ship that far they at least have males.

https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/toulouse.html

Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7873123
05/27/23 09:21 PM
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Imprinted geese are lots of fun. They will defend you from anything they don't recognize that comes near you. I've had 60 plus adult geese at a time, producing 300 plus young geese. The Toulouse and American Buffs, which are closely related, were my favorites of the domestic geese I've kept. African and Chinese are okay. Geese can be loud and messy. Outside with a lot of land to roam, they are easy keepers and don't need much feed if there is grass and clover to graze on.

The goslings are messy, but not hard to keep. You need to keep the protein level you feed low and not overfeed them or they will get angel wing, where the last section of wing twists out.

I think you will enjoy them.

Keith

Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7873127
05/27/23 09:25 PM
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They live a long time and are easy to keep. Like Keith said, I think you'll like them.

Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7873333
05/28/23 07:12 AM
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I like Geese. Typical Roasted in a whine sauce.


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Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7873356
05/28/23 07:40 AM
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goose eggs are huge and delicious once you get that far


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Re: Geese [Re: danny clifton] #7873420
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
goose eggs are huge and delicious once you get that far


my neighbors from the Philippines would eat the eggs raw, crack a small hole in one end with their finger tips, suck out the juices then peel back the egg and eat the embryo yolk sac and all.
I used to gag at the sight of it till I tried it, its not bad.

Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7873497
05/28/23 10:56 AM
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Well I found a place that has Toulouse goslings for sale. Its only 1 1/2 hours from here. I just got back from the homeless despot where I got some lumber and OSB to build an enclosure under the back deck. Should have that done by evening time, then go get the little birds on Tuesday morning when I have things here set up for them. Got feed for them and all the small stuff today at Rural King and TSC. Anything to keep the admiral happy.
Sounds like they are even easier to keep than chickens, so we should be ok I guess. .... This place is turning into a zoo laugh

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Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7873500
05/28/23 11:01 AM
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Had Embdens for awhile, the gander was a mean bugger. eek

Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7875732
05/31/23 03:56 PM
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I got 4 .. two are 3 weeks younger from a different brood to have a bit more gene diversity.

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Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7875741
05/31/23 04:13 PM
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You plan to eat them someday, or just enjoy them?

Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7875770
05/31/23 06:04 PM
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The admiral has already named them ..... So all I get to eat from them is the odd goose egg. I am fine with that. That and I am not going to eat our lawn mowers grin

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Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7875789
05/31/23 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
I got 4 .. two are 3 weeks younger from a different brood to have a bit more gene diversity.

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Did they sex the geese for you?

Both of the geese you can see the heads of in the picture appear to be male.

Keith

Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7875833
05/31/23 08:15 PM
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They did not sex them


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Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7875949
06/01/23 04:58 AM
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enjoy

Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7875989
06/01/23 06:59 AM
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I thought you said little geese?


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Re: Geese [Re: 330-Trapper] #7876016
06/01/23 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
I thought you said little geese?


Well long geese ... they are only 3 month old


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Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7876109
06/01/23 11:06 AM
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They will guard your place and let you know when something out of the ordinary is going on. They are loud! We had one and when a stray dog broke the goose's leg my dad and sister set its leg with tongue depressors and white athletic tape. It healed stiff legged and would come running like, "Marshall Dillon!!.........Marshall Dillon!" Used to crack me up.


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Re: Geese [Re: Scuba1] #7876141
06/01/23 12:20 PM
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Kinda off topic but I just caught my guinea In a 550 had to amputate the leg just got done making the prosthetic last night see how the recovery goes ....had a red fox come up an take a chicken like 3 in the afternoon come right up in the yard am grabbed her time I made it out an down over the hill hmfox dropped the hen am took off not got another 3 550s guarding her haha so far with the other 2 blind sets not counting the guinea caught 3 coon an a possum.

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