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Embden Geese Photographs

| April 14, 2010

One of my farmingfriends forum members, Mama lives in France and has embden geese. Mama has kindly sent in some photos of her geese so we can see what embden geese look like as another one of our members, Michael was not sure if his geese are embden. Here are Mama’s embden geese. Mama is [...]

Difference Between Male And Female Toulouse Geese

| March 19, 2010

I have been asked about sexing toulouse geese. I don’t have geese myself so I have had to do some research to try to find the answer. I have read that geese are hard to sex. Characteristics and features to look out for to help identify the difference between male and female toulouse geese. Look [...]

Embden Goose Nest

| March 11, 2010

I have been kindly sent some photos of an embden goose nest. “My goose( Grace) has made a beautiful nest and has continued to lay. Would anyone like a pic of the nest? I have taken eggs from Sally my other goose to fill Grace’s nest, hoping to turn Grace broody. There are 9 in [...]

Embden Geese

| November 30, 2008

Embden geese are a heavy breed of goose. They are large birds with orange beaks. They have pure white feathers. Embden geese are a good meat breed. They grow rapidly and mature early. Egg production averages 35-40 eggs per bird. Embden geese are good egg setters. They produce white eggs. Embden geese are good foragers. [...]

Geese Breeds For Meat Production

| November 25, 2008

There are different breeds of geese for egg and meat production. The most popular breeds of geese for meat production include: Toulouse, Embden African Useful books for a new goose owner are Starting With Geese by Katie Thear and Ducks & Geese At Home by Michael Roberts. If you keep geese or are thinking of [...]

The Early Bird Gets The Goose By James Gulliver – Guest Appearance

| October 9, 2008

An article written by James Gulliver of Gulliver Geese on how buying goslings early in the season can save you money. Gulliver Geese are the largest producer of day old goslings in the UK and have goslings for sale from April through to August. As Christmas looms on the horizon the last thing on goose [...]

Can Geese Incubate & Hatch Rhea Eggs Successfully?

| June 13, 2008

Does anyone know if geese can incubate and hatch rhea eggs successfully as Rick would like to know? Hello this is Rick from Wisconsin….I have three rheas for about three years… this is first year they are laying eggs good… I have two grey females and one 4 year old Male breeding with them…eggs in [...]

The Goose Market Is Getting Fat By James Gulliver – Guest Appearance

| April 30, 2008

An article written by James Gulliver of Gullliver Geese on the Growth of the UK market for Fresh Goose. Gulliver Geese are the largest producer of day old goslings in the UK and have goslings for sale from April through to August. The Goose Market is Getting Fat Historically Goose was eaten on special occasions [...]

Incubating Goose Eggs

| March 15, 2008

Incubation Period The incubation period for goose eggs is 30 days. Incubation Temperature The temperature in the incubator for goose eggs is 99 – 99.5 degrees fahrenheit. Humidity Levels The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for goose eggs is 86-88 degrees fahrenheit. Final Day Of Egg Rotation The final day of egg rotation for goose eggs is day 25. Please [...]

Incubating Canada Geese Eggs

| February 27, 2008

Incubation Period The incubation period for Canada Geese eggs is 35 days. Incubation Temperature The temperature in the incubator for Canada Geese eggs is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit. Humidity Levels The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for Canada Geese eggs is 86-88 degrees fahrenheit. Final Day Of Egg Rotation The final day of egg rotation for Canada Geese eggs is day 32. [...]