Broody geese can be a bit more picky than broody chickens, and there are a few things that make raising a flock from the nesting box more complicated with geese. Fortunately, there are options for would-be goose breeders.
Goslings and ducklings have unique requirements unlike baby chickens or other land birds. They need plenty of water, and they are determined to make a remarkable mess. Here are a few of the steps I take to prepare my brooder before the arrival of baby waterfowl.
There is little in this world as cute as a gosling. It never fails to amaze me how tiny these little balls of fluff are considering the huge birds they grow up to be. This week we were delighted to have four new goslings arrive via the Postal Service and settle into life at our […]
In response to the popularity of our 12 Questions Before Your Chickens Arrive post, and because we are once again prepping a brooder box for a gaggle of goslings, here are some things to consider before adding geese to your farm. These are some of the questions I get asked most frequently as a goose-keeper, […]
Entertainment is never lacking on a farm with geese. The hijicks of spring time add to the drama, as hormones are running high and fresh grass is newly available.
As part of our wintertime planning, we’re making orders for spring poultry. While adding goats to the farm is going to be a huge focus of our summer, adding new birds is also part of our plan for 2016. In addition to more chickens and geese, we’re going to be getting a quartet of ducklings. […]