raising-geese

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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Raising Geese, Choosing a Breed and Preparations
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

We are going to add raising geese to our poultry qualifications this spring. We have had most of the other poultry here, including chickens, guinea hens, ducks and turkeys. So …

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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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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

By Jeannette Beranger – ALBC Research & Technical Program Manager: Our family has always had a taste for something different on the holiday table and the Christmas goose is among one of …

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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 Light and Ornamental Goose Breeds

By Christine Heinrichs – This article covers light goose breeds, as classified by the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection. In addition to two domestic goose breeds, the light goose breed class includes …

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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds

By Christine Henrichs – Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol. Its repeating verses make it fun to learn the list of traditional gifts: …

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Why Keeping Geese on the Farm is Beneficial

More and more homesteads across the United States are incorporating geese into their backyard flocks. It’s no wonder keeping geese on the farm is a strategy that has been employed …

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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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