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Embden Geese

Embden geese are a heavy breed of goose.

Embden Geese - This is Sid and Sally!

Embden Geese - This is Sid and Sally!

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.

Sid The Embden Gander

Sid The Embden Gander

Embden geese are good egg setters.
They produce white eggs.
Embden geese are good foragers.
The white feathers are in demand for producing duvets and pillows with goose feathers inside.
Embden geese have an upright stance.

Useful books for a new goose owner are Starting With Geese by Katie Thear and Ducks & Geese At Home by Michael Roberts.

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2 Responses to “Embden Geese”

  1. sara says:

    Hi Heidi,
    Welcome to the farmingfriends website. Poultry and waterfowl generally incubate their eggs during the Spring and Summer months. What time of year is it with you? I like in the UK. A goose will continue laying eggs until they have a clutch of eggs to sit on. If your goose is ready to incubate the eggs they will start to sitting on the eggs for a long period of time. Are you taking the eggs away or are you leaving them for her? She will continue to lay if the eggs are being removed. She will start to sit once she has enough to comfortably sit on.
    I hope your goose is getting ready to sit and incubate her eggs. What breed is the goose?
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

  2. Heidi says:

    Can you tell me if my goose is incubating or just laying eggs to get ready to incubate..she has a big well built nest..but only sits a few hrs at a time? for last few weeks? is she just getting eggs laid?will she set all day when incubating?