Willows Waterfowl and Poultry in Essex sell domestic Chinese Geese and all types of free range geese. Buy Chinese Geese starting from £35 each.
Why buy Chinese Geese?
The third in our ‘Why Buy” series, today we are looking at Chinese Geese. Chinese mostly come in white and grey, and in two types – the American exhibition bird and the heavier traditional English type. They are light-weight geese, weighing between 8 and 12lbs so you wouldn’t keep this breed for its meat. These geese are meant to be the most suitable ‘watchdog ‘ being the chattiest breed with a curiosity unrivalled by other breeds, they will soon see off an intruder and make it difficult for a fox to come nosing around your other birds. Intelligent and inquisitive they like to keep an eye on whats going on around them. These geese are usually friendly but will try and act dominant. The domestic Geese for sale at Willow farm are all hand reared so are therefore tamed.
The origins of the Chinese Goose
Chinese Geese are a light breed of goose which originates from China. The Chinese goose descends from the Wild Swan Goose and you can see this in their looks with their long elegant necks which look almost swan like. Our Geese for sale, come in grey, blue and lavender.
The Chinese Goose Gosling
The hand reared Chinese Gosling we have for sale are the most responsive goslings – speak to them and they cannot resist shouting back. Pick them up, give them attention, and they will be tame pets for life. Chinese goslings are not difficult to raise, however, they will need starter food with a good protein content whilst they grow, they can become quite ravenous throughout the teenage period! Speak to the team at Willow Farm, we can give you all the advice you need to get you started.
Looking after and feeding your Chinese Geese
The majority of a goose’s diet is grass. We estimate that a quarter of an acre of grass would be sufficient to provide a pair of geese with enough grass through the year. Feeding wheat to your geese will top up their diet in the winter months when the grass at that time of year has less nutritional value. If you have to keep them in a run just make it as big as you can allow and try to make sure they have access to grass.
Your Chinese Geese should always have access to water as they will have trouble swallowing without it. They also require water to enable them to preen, spreading sealing oils across their feathers, which help keep them buoyant in water and lock heat in when it’s cold. Being able to bathe in open water allows for the most complete preen possible, but as long as your birds can submerge their faces and work the water through their bills, they can create enough oil to keep themselves comfy – Splashing indoors is a no no, it will soak your bird’s bedding, which in turn will become cold, especially in the winter.
How many eggs will your Chinese Goose lay?
Chinese Geese are one of the best egg layers of all goose breeds, they lay a lovely large white egg of around 70-100 eggs per year. The yolks are lovely and rich, goose eggs have a stronger taste than chicken eggs and are ideal for using when baking.
Free range Chinese Geese for sale in Essex
The free range Chinese Geese we sell at Willow Farm start at £35 each so If your looking to buy Chinese Geese or other breeds of Domestic ducks in Essex or Suffolk then please call us, we are happy to give you further information and advice about the free range geese for sale at Willow Farm. We also sell point of lay Chickens, and a wide range of Large fowl Chickens, including Brahmas, Silkies and Hybrid Layers, you can also buy free range hatching eggs from our base in Felsted in Essex. We cover Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Dunmow, Felsted, Thaxted, Brentwood, Billericay, Witham, Maldon, Harlow, Saffron Walden, Halstead, Wickford, Cheshunt, Sawbridgeworth and Bishops Stortford.
Next time, taking a break from ducks, look out for… Why buy Chinese Geese?