Raising geese on the homestead.
Gander/Goose or Hen
Geese were domesticated over 3,000 years ago!
Breeds to consider
-A’s breed chart
-We both raise Sebastopol geese- a threatened breed
-Geese just kind of have a zest of life!
How to start/where to look:
Getting one goose isn’t recommended- just like goats for example- they are flock animals.
Water-pools vs natural water
Everyday needs discussed.
-This might be the most critical part of raising goslings/geese. For the first several weeks goslings need a feed that contains roughly 22% protein- chick starter is not suitable and never use medicated.
Niacin- a B vitamin that is crucial for healthy development of water fowl-specifically geese. Without it you will see stunted growth and leg issues. –Brewers yeast is an option
Geese LOVE grass and are actually excellent weeders.
GOOSE EGG CUSTARD RECIPE!
2 goose eggs
4 cups of whole milk or cream- either works great!
1/2 cup of honey
A dash of sea salt
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract or a dash ( I don't measure much)
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Scald the milk. In a saucepan heat the milk, stirring regularly, until it begins to simmer. Allow it to cool for a moment while you mix the rest of the ingredients
Mix together goose eggs, honey, salt, and vanilla in a large bowl.
SLOWLY mix in the hot milk, careful you don't want to cook the eggs. Stir until everything is combined.
Pour the mix into a prepared ramekins or pie pans. Think of this as a creme brûlée!
Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the custard sets and is jiggly.
Enjoy hot or cold. Top with fruit or homemade whipped cream! YUM