Feed and Care for Geese

Feed and Care for Geese
By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine Geese are low maintenance, hardy birds who will outlive many other farmyard fowl and are comfortable in a wide range of environments. You can keep geese in a large flock, or have as few as a single goose. A male goose, or gander, will mate and bond for life with one or more females. If you have more than one gander, a ratio of three geese to a gander keeps the flock harmonious. In a flock with only one gender, one goose will express dominance and assume the “gander” role. Ganders are typically more aggressive than geese, but both sexes can be temperamental in the spring breeding season. Geese have the reputation of being irate, hostile birds, but most can be easily managed by keeping in tune with their farmyard needs. They attack with more vengeance if they feel threatened, so approaching them with a weapon

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