Category Archives: Waterfowl

How to Pluck a Goose

How to Pluck a Goose

A century ago the goose was considered among the most desirable species of the farm yard, and while many of its traits are still apparent to those who keep them, their popularity decreased as breeding practices for marketability of poultry advanced. Why raise a goose that will be in its prime for cooking in about… Continue Reading

Raising Geese Before the Popularity of Incubators

Raising Geese Before the Popularity of Incubators

The following comments are taken from “Ducks and Geese” published by Reliable Poultry Journal Publishing Company published in 1904. Varieties discussed were the White and Brown Chinese, the African, the Emden and the Toulouse, the latter two growing by far larger than the others.   The Emden was described as a mammoth variety, pure white… Continue Reading

How to Deal with an Aggressive Goose

How to Deal with an Aggressive Goose

Geese can get pretty aggressive. The behavior relates to the fact that they are large, clumsy birds. They can’t easily hide when threatened, so they resort to aggression to ward off danger.   The best way to avoid aggression aimed in your direction is to take time to greet your geese whenever you enter their… Continue Reading

Goose Eggs Are Delicious

Goose Eggs Are Delicious

Goose eggs are delicious! Just one egg makes a formidable omelet, although goose eggs are less often used for culinary purposes than for hatching or — because of their large size and thick shells — for creating goose egg craft items such as Christmas ornaments and decorative jewelry boxes. Yet goose eggs may be used… Continue Reading

All About Geese

All About Geese

Europeans raised geese for food and feathers long before they were brought to the United States by settlers. They are now used for exhibition, meat, eggs, feathers, down, and guard duty. Cackle Hatchery carries four breeds of geese: White Chinese, African, Toulouse, and White Embden. The Toulouse and Embden are the most popular breeds and… Continue Reading