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3 months 1 day ago #544050 by hycule@gmail.com

I live near Turangi and wish to buy some geese to keep on my on a lifestyle block.
So far have only found some in Canterbury.
Does anyone have any to sell /or know where in NI I can acquire some?
Lucy

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3 months 10 hours ago #544060 by Ronney

Hello and welcome to the site.

I would have thought Greylag geese would have been fairly easily obtainable in your neck of the woods because they certainly were when I lived in Taupo - although I didn't keep any at that time. They are abundant in the Far North.

However, before you get too involved in keeping geese, have your done your research on them? They are great birds, brilliant in orchards and gardens BUT breed on the smell of an oily rag, can decimate pasture and need severe culling when numbers get out of control - which can happen very quickly. Geese make very good eating so if you're wanting to get into them be prepared to cull heavily on an annual basis.

I keep a goose, a female without a gander and that's the way I want to keep it. She lives with the male Pekin duck (another very stupid breed), Paradise and Grey ducks. She's worse than the dogs at letting me know that somebody alien has arrived on the property. :lol:

Cheers,
Ronnie

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2 months 3 weeks ago #544061 by Mudlerk

and ganders attack anything they think is small enough to bully, if it gets near the flock...

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