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How to Guard Your Backyard Flock with Domestic Geese Breeds

Our backyard flocks quickly find their way into our hearts. I can remember clearly the first time I lost my Cayuga duck, Marigold, to a hawk attack. Despite our efforts …

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10 Reasons to Consider Raising Geese
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Keeping small flocks of geese in suburban backyards is gaining popularity, perhaps because the many misconceptions about the nature of waterfowl are at last being replaced with accurate information about …

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Guide to Domestic Goose Breeds
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Most domestic goose breeds have been developed primarily to raise for meat, although some are bred with emphasis on ornamental attributes, such as curly feathers or head tufts. The main …

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Raising Geese and Ducks on Pasture

By Steve Edwards – The term “pastured poultry” usually brings to mind some type of free-range chicken enterprise. Chickens can be free-ranged for meat or egg production, but you can also …

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All About Heavy Goose Breeds

By Christine Heinrichs – Geese, long ago domesticated and a companion to human agriculture, are losing ground. Backyard chickens are popular and easy to keep, but breeding full-size traditional geese, now …

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All About Medium Goose Breeds

By Christine Heinrichs – This article will explore medium goose breeds, as classified by the American Poultry Association. The five recognized medium goose breeds range from 13 to 17 pounds in weight, …

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Pilgrim Geese Breed Spotlight

By Dr. Dennis P. Smith, Photos by Barbara Grace – I’ve always loved different types of fowl and studied their traits and characteristics, including pilgrim geese. Like a lot of other poultry enthusiasts, I have …

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Geese Breeds: Which Breed of Goose is Right for My Goals?

Geese breeds have been employed on the farm for centuries. They are kept for a myriad of reasons; lawn maintenance and weed control, meat and spring egg production, their down …

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Get to Know Geese

By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine — If you are a backyard farmer considering poultry but think that geese are disruptive and overly aggressive, think again. While it is true that geese can …

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Practical Uses for Geese

By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine If you are thinking about a gaggle of geese, first consider the purposes they will serve on your farm. The practical applications of geese are often …

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