This is part 3 in our blog series on raising geese. In this segment I am going to try to cover some of the most frequently asked questions regarding ownership of geese, terminology used for raising geese, and how to get prepared to buy your first geese!
This is Part 2 of our blog series discussing raising geese. If you have read Part 1 and still feel you are up to the challenge of owning geese, we are now going to discuss the possible uses for your pet geese on your farm, as well as the proper diet and housing requirements.
Nothing seems more picturesque than walking out of your house on a cool misty morning to feed your livestock and to be greeted by a few geese and ducks next to your very own little pond.
Sadly however, most people's 'farm dreams' get shattered as soon as that sleek 'gaggle' of elegant geese greet their coffee-deprived owner with their signature boisterously-loud, and non-stop-ear drum-piercing-fine-tuned-choir--HONK! Which is soon followed by bullying and feather plucking the ducks. Then, as you tepidly enter the yard, along comes the dreaded- charging-hissing gander. Some where between the honking, hissing, and bullying we stop and ask ourselves "Why did we get geese?!", "Are ALL geese like this?"
When we first moved out of the city to the more comfortable country life my husband and I were both more familiar with, we never had any intention of ever owning goats! So what happened???
We are often asked this question, and to us the answer is black & white, but for you skeptics out there, we found this wonderful post that seems to answer this question with more 'details'....
Disease Management is quite possibly the biggest challenge anyone raising animals faces since it is the most crucial aspect of raising livestock. No two farms or homesteads will execute their disease management practices in the same way, but there are a few things that do need to be addressed with any livestock that you raise::
Here is where we hope to address the most commonly asked questions about our herd to help you make a more informed decision!
So.. are all registries created equal? How do you choose a registry? Does it even matter what registry you work with?? Well, since this is our blog, we are going to shed some light on our experiences with registries, and which ones we like best and why.
Everything seemed so normal in the brooder. For weeks our little Butters grew, happily chirping, and basking in the warm glow of the heat lamp. Then as we prepared our babies for the move outdoors we noticed something a little bit 'strange.'
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