Getgeese Photos & Videos

5 days ago

I’ve done everything I can to discourage broody geese, but this pair (yes there are two geese on one nest here) are insistent. Collecting eggs can be a chore when faced with their hissing and honking, determined as they are to be mothers. I recommend a good pair of gloves for anyone else in this situation. I’m discouraging my geese because we already have over twenty geese, which is enough for our farm. But hatching goslings under a goose can be a lot of fun if you have room for more geese. If you are allowing a broody goose to hatch her eggs, make sure she has access to food and water near her nesting sight. Watch out for papa gander who will be intent on protecting her. While geese may go broody much earlier in the season, waiting until late spring can help with fertility rates. Other things that can affect fertility rates are the age and breed of the geese. You can ‘borrow’ the eggs and candle them at about ten days if you’re unsure of their viability. #hostilevalleyliving #homesteading #modernhomesteader #homesteadinglife #punkrockhomesteader #modernfarmer #iamamodernfarmer #farmlife #farming #mainefarm #permaculture #geeseofinstagram #getgeese #keepgeese at Hostile Valley Farm

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1 month ago

If your geese are being aggressive and hissy but they are normally sweet and docile birds, it could be the time of year. This is prime mating and laying season for geese. Males are showing off for the ladies and trying to protect their laying mates, and females are fiercely defending their nests. Leave them alone to figure it out (or take eggs away carefully) and you should have your friendly farmyard geese back in a few more weeks. If you have a large flock, or keep your geese with smaller birds, you may want to separate them or remove any ganders getting bullied so no one gets hurt. Last year Tulip was a very proud mama of five. We are trying not to let her hatch any goslings this year to avoid in-breeding in our mixed flock, but she has other ideas! I may have to get some goslings or ducklings to slip under her if this behavior persists. #hostilevalleyliving #homesteading #modernhomesteader #homesteadinglife #punkrockhomesteader #modernfarmer #iamamodernfarmer #farmlife #farming #mainefarm #permaculture #geeseofinstagram #getgeese #keepgeese at Hostile Valley Farm

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1 month ago

Everyone knows that I enjoy springtime, but the geese LOVE it. They are all about the longer days and puddles everywhere, and start ranging deep into our fields to find every watery spot they can. They show their appreciation for the time of year by giving us an endless supply of huge, beautiful eggs. #hostilevalleyliving #homesteading #modernhomesteader #homesteadinglife #punkrockhomesteader #modernfarmer #iamamodernfarmer #farmlife #farming #mainefarm #permaculture #geeseofinstagram #getgeese #keepgeese at Hostile Valley Farm

37712
2 months ago

Dewlap Toulouse geese could never be confused with any other breed of goose. With a deep, full abdomen, they will develop full lobes (the fleshy area between the legs) that often drag on the ground. Their levels are heavy and round. Adults develop their namesake dewlap, a full launch of heavy skin hanging beneath their stately beaks. - The Modern Homesteaders Guide to Keeping Geese (link in profile) #hostilevalleyliving #homesteading #modernhomesteader #homesteadinglife #punkrockhomesteader #modernfarmer #iamamodernfarmer #farmlife #farming #mainefarm #permaculture #geeseofinstagram #getgeese #keepgeese at Hostile Valley Farm

60115
2 months ago

I had to throw it back for #farmvideofriday when I found this awesome clip! It’s probably my favorite #gooseparade ever. They don’t use that long ramp now that the flock is bigger, but they made such a great sight when they did. This was our very first spring at Hostile Valley Farm, after we moved in April of 2016. Don’t forget to share your videos with @unconventional_acres for #farmvideofriday! And check out that hashtag for all the smiles. #hostilevalleyliving #homesteading #modernhomesteader #homesteadinglife #punkrockhomesteader #modernfarmer #iamamodernfarmer #farmlife #farming #mainefarm #permaculture #geeseofinstagram #getgeese #keepgeese at Hostile Valley Farm

2k68
2 months ago

The most important weapon in your arsenal. - - 📸: @btpafford89 - Everybody go check out @comeback_calls if you want one of the best duck and goose calls on the market! ———————————————————————— #ducks #duckseason #goose #gooseseason #alwaysinseason #mallards #woodduck #wigeon #gadwall #canadagoose #snowgoose #duckblind #layoutblind #duckdecoys #goosedecoys #sitkagear #tanglefree #drakewaterfowl #conservationseason #getducks #getgeese #sickforit #waterfowl #waterfowlseason at Waco, Texas

1976
3 months ago

“Developed from the Brecon Buff, a British breed still popular in the UK, American Buff geese were refined in the United States and admitted to the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection in 1947. Since then, they have remained relatively rare, but an enthusiastic favorite of the farmers who raise them.” - The Modern Homesteaders Guide to Keeping Geese (link in profile) #hostilevalleyliving #hostilevalleygeese #geeseofinstagram #getgeese #keepgeese #buffgeese #homesteading #homesteadinglife #modernhomesteader #modernfarmer #iamamodernfarmer #farmlife #mainefarm #permaculture at Hostile Valley Farm

49417
3 months ago

“Geese are scary!” They can be, but they can also be dedicated companions, farmyard friends, or put their ‘fearsome’ personalities as guards. “Geese are practical and useful creatures, but we love them for many more reasons than that. Goslings on the farm are a delight and a joy, and the geese they grow into are no less charming. After overcoming an initial fear of geese, many people find that they are some of the most diligent companions you can hope for.” — The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese (link in profile) #hostilevalleyliving #hostilevalleygeese #getgeese #keepgeese #geeseofinstagram #goslings #homesteading #homesteadinglife #modernhomesteader #modernfarmer #iamamodernfarmer #farmlife #mainefarm #permaculture at Hostile Valley Farm

1k48
3 months ago

Are you ready for goslings? This was our favorite Roman Tufted gosling from two years ago. It has definitely been too long since we’ve had baby waterfowl on the farm and I can’t wait to get my orders in. If you are thinking about geese, be sure to check out my first book, The Modern Homesteaders Guide to Keeping Geese - it’s linked in my profile. #hostilevalleyliving #hostilevalleygeese #goslings #geeseofinstagram #getgeese #keepgeese #homesteading #homesteadinglife #modernhomesteader #modernfarmer #iamamodernfarmer at Hostile Valley Farm

3k93
3 months ago

“Perhaps the oldest breed of goose still being farmed today, Roman geese trace their lineage back to the Great Roman Empire. It’s said that these small birds protected the Temple of Juno during an attack by the Gauls in 390 BC. Since then they have remained great guarding geese. Their stature make them easy to raise on a smaller farm.” - The Modern Homesteaders Guide or Keeping Geese (link in profile) #hostilevalleyliving #hostilevalleygeese #romantufted #getgeese #keepgeese #goslings #guardgeese #homesteading #homesteadinglife #iamamodernfarmer #modernfarmer #modernhomesteader at Hostile Valley Farm

49922
4 months ago

#tbt last March when we first introduced birds to our little farm- two day old American buff goslings! Winter finally feels like it is thinking about giving way to spring, and for #farmvideofriday I am feeling nostalgic for baby animals! We want to expand our goose flock and are excitedly monitoring eggs from our Toulouse-African cross for signs that they are fertilized. Our buff goose girl is not laying yet, but she is young and we hope to see some eggs soon! Can’t wait for warmer weather, green grass, and little fuzzies running around this spring! (ps our geese still love zippers ;-) ) #goslings #heritagegeese #featheredfriends #farmlife #rurallife #goosefriends #getgeese

182
4 months ago

“Geese have been used as guardian animals for centuries. Why? Because they are uniquely suited to the task. Not only are their piercing honks excellent alarms, but they are instinctively protective and more naturally suited to guard work than humans, or even dogs.” — The Modern Homesteaders Guide or Keeping Geese (link to this and my new book in my profile) #hostilevalleyliving #hostilevalleygeese #getgeese #keepgeese #guardgeese #permaculture #homestead #farmlife #mainefarm #modernfarmer #modernhomesteader at Hostile Valley Farm

62532
4 months ago

In the wintertime, geese keep warm by sitting down and tucking their feet up inside the downy feathers of their undersides. They are cold hardy birds, in fact wild geese can often be seen swimming in icy ponds during the coldest months. Domestic geese do need some extra care when it is cold outside. First and foremost they’ll need plenty of fresh water for drinking, bathing, and swallowing their food. While they don’t need deep water, something large enough for them to stand in well help them keep their feathers in order. Ours need their water to be changed out three or more times a day when it is very cold. Geese are also hungrier in winter, when they can’t enjoy fresh green grass. They’ll go through more grain, and love supplemental treats like heads of lettuce, greens from your kitchen, or even hay. Hay is a good option because what they don’t nibble up can provide insulation against the frozen ground. It is important to provide geese with a shelter where they can get out of the weather. Often, they’ll choose to sit outside in even the worst storms, but an inside space gives them a chance at a reprieve and can keep them safe from both weather and predators at night. #hostilevalleyliving #hostilevalleygeese #geeseofinstagram #getgeese #keepgeese #snowgoose #homesteading #farmlife #mainefarm #iamamodernfarmer #modernhomesteading at Hostile Valley Farm

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