how to raise geese FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question - Are geese difficult to raise?

Answer - Friendly and quit good at foraging, the goose will add a whole new dimension to your farm daily chores. Many folks think that geese are similar to any other water fowl, such as ducks or even that geese are like raising chickens. Raising healthy geese is not difficult though.

Question - How do you raise geese for meat?

Answer - Geese are the cheapest and simpliest of all poultry to raise. They are extremely hardy, they are rarely affected by any disease or insect pests. After they are 2 weeks old all they require is plenty of water and grass and they will gain a pound a week until they are about 12 weeks old and ready for slaughter.

Question - What's the best feed for geese?

Answer - Geese eat a lot of insects, so feeding them mealworms or freeze-dried crickets mimics is their food choice. Other wise option is include barley, birdseed, oats, cracked corn, vegetable peels and chopped-up grapes that have been diced into small pieces.

Question - What should you not feed your geese?

Answer - Things not to feed your geese are things like bread, popcorn, crackers, and other high-carbohydrate foods are like junk food to birds. They provide very little nutrition, and birds that fill up on them will not seek out other, nutritious food.

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