Age Of Maturity Of Female Birds

The age of maturity of female birds will differ between species of birds. The maturity refers to the age at which the females reach sexual maturity and will start laying eggs and breeding with their male partners. Quail = about 50 days old (I have observed that female Japanese quail will start to lay eggs … Read more

Male To Female Ratio For Keeping Different Varieties Of Poultry

Here is a rough guide to the male to female ratio for keeping different varieties of poultry together. Quail = 1 male to every 3-4 females. Hen = 1 males to every 6-10 females. (The Domestic Fowl Trust normally recommend 1 male to 6 females for breeding chickens.) Partridges = 1 male to 1 female. … Read more

Embden Geese Photographs

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 … Read more

Embden Goose Nest

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 … Read more

Embden Geese

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. … Read more

Geese Breeds For Meat Production

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. [eshop_show_product id=’4326,5657′ class=’hilite’ panels=’yes’ form=’yes’] If you keep … Read more