Mon. Jun 27th, 2022

Chinese Geese

Why the chinese geese is so popular

The Chinese geese is one of the most popular birds in the world. This breed of domesticated bird is either temperamental or docile. Hand raised geese are very tame and will laze around human company, they are noisy when spooked and perfect watchdogs.

Uses of goose

Commercial raising of goose includes weed control, meat or egg production, some are even raised as guard birds.

Uses

  • Weed control
  • Meat bird
  • Egg production
  • Guard birds.

Some Goose breeds

List of goose breeds consists of wild, domesticated and partially domesticated breeds. Types of goose are greylag goose, swan goose, hybrids include Steinbach Fighting Goose, and Obroshin Goose.

Other breeds are the Emden geese, Chinese goose, Öland goose, Twente geese, Benkov goose, Bilgorey goose, Bogdanovski goose, Bourbon goose, Brecon buff, Buff back, Celle goose, Changle goose.

Others are White Italian goose, White Norman goose, Wugang goose, Wulong goose, Wuzhong goose, Xupu goose, Yanguiang goose, Yan goose, Yili goose, Yong Kang grey goose, Zatory landrace and Zhedong goose.

More are Shadrinsk goose, Shetland goose, Shitou goose, Sichuan white goose, Skanegas, Slovak white goose, Smålen goose, Solnechnogorsk goose and Steinbacher goose.

Types of goose

  • Emden geese
  • Chinese goose
  • Öland goose
  • Twente geese
  • Benkov goose
  • Bilgorey goose
  • Bogdanovski goose
  • Bourbon goose
  • Brecon buff
  • Buff back
  • Celle goose
  • Changle goose
  • White Italian goose
  • White Norman goose
  • Wugang goose
  • Wulong goose
  • Wuzhong goose
  • Xupu goose
  • Yanguiang goose
  • Yan goose
  • Yili goose
  • Yong Kang grey goose
  • Zatory landrace
  • Zhedong goose
  • Shadrinsk goose
  • Shetland goose
  • Shitou goose
  • Sichuan white goose
  • Skanegas
  • Slovak white goose
  • Smålen goose
  • Solnechnogorsk goose
  • Steinbacher goose

Chinese goose breed

There are two types of Chinese breed the traditional English or American exhibition bird, they are either grey or white. The American exhibition is heavier than the lightweight English weighting an average of 10 Ibs.

American exhibition bird is closely related to its wild swan goose are larger with similar color to the wild goose. Similarities include brown stripe on back of the neck, cream colored throat.

Goose Egg Information

The younger geese lay from 60 to 70 eggs a year while old geese lay around 50 eggs annually. A goose egg is three times the size of chicken egg, they have rich pale or custard yolk with brown or white hard shell.

Goose are seasonal layers and require only 10 hours of daylight, they lay an a erage of 40 eggs annually and the eggs are white. A chicken egg has 72 calories while agoose egg has 266 calories and weight 4 to 6 ounces.

The goose starts laying eggs from 9 months and the egg contains 20 g protein, 19 g fat, egg production peaks at 3 to 4 years and gradually declines.

Where do Chinese goose lay eggs

Chinese goose lay their eggs on straw nests on the floor, they sit on the eggs to keep warm or a farmer can use an incubator, it takes 28 to 35 days to hatch.

Can you eat a Chinese goose?

Yes they are popular in homestead including Cantonese cuisine. Geese is a meat bird and raising them for chow is a common practice. This is because they are fast growing and the meat is easy to cook and succulent.

Type of geese to chose for meat are those with lighter colors and heavier than 20 pounds. Chinese goose is a midsize bird ideal for eating. Best choice include full feathered goose about 9 to 10 months old.

Foraging

The bird is a good forager and will eat a verity of food.

What does a goose eat?

Mostly omnivores they eat different roots, grains, berries, bulbs, aquatic plants, grass, seeds. The birds consume huge amount of grass daily, they also eat insects and worms.

  • Food goose eats
  • Roots
  • Grains
  • Berries
  • Bulbs
  • Aquatic plants
  • Grass
  • Seeds
  • Insects
  • Worms

Goose housing

The bird needs both indoor and outdoor areas to walk about. Housing includes shed or barn. Provide minimum of 6 x6 while ideal space per bird is 8 x 10. Use concrete or wood for flooring, and make the barn predator proof.

Provide grass land with a small pond and protect the farm with perimeter fencing.

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