The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

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While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as "security" for other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion. The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you need to know to raise geese including profiles of breeds and how to select the best one for your needs; how to "imprint" goslings on a person; feeding, housing, animal health, and cold weather care; using geese for weed control, soil improvement, and as "watch geese"; and cooking with goose eggs and meat. Additional coverage includes a look at the rich history of geese on farms in North America and Europe that will enhance any goose keeper's enjoyment of these intelligent and unique birds. This practical guide is a must-have for the kitchen table of homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add the power of geese to their land.
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, 2017
ISBN: 9780865718616
086571861X
Branch Call Number: 636.5 L71m
Characteristics: x, 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Steele, Lisa
Alternative Title: Geese

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