– Hatched on Monday, 3/28/2011
– Arrived at Post Office Wed, 3/30 at 8:00 AM
– Shipped from Murry McMurry
Initial Venture: Duck / Goose Project
Day 14 (2 weeks old)
– Moved from a 3'x3' box in basement of the house
to the barn with larger house and pen
– Heat requirements are reduced in weeks 3/4, and
after 4 weeks they can do well in most weather
Egg Comparison — Goose, Duck, Chicken
– Goose begins laying at ~10 months
– Geese begin laying in February and end in
June. Will only produce 40-50 eggs per year
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Purpose: Eggs, Meat, Broody, Pets
Egg Colour: white / egg weight 170g
Egg Production: 35-49 per year (March - June)
Breed Defects: plumage other than white; Uneven lobes;
Incubation: 28 -34 days.
Breed Hints: the tallest breed, if the bird is short and
dumpy it is NOT an Embden
Mature Weights: Gander - 26 pound, Goose - 20 pounds
Breed Tip: Kept as pair or flock, can be over protective of
their 'wives & young' in spring so not a beginners breed.
Can also be short fused with small dogs, i.e. not
advisable for dog keepers unless you have a problem.
Appearance: This is the tallest goose with a massive and
long body, long swan neck, with the double lobes not
touching the ground. The colour of the plumage is
completely white (some grey feathers are admitted in
young ones / first year often under the wing ); Bright
orange bill with flesh coloured bean ; and legs; clear blue
eyes, ( if crossed for the Toulouse/Embden meat birds
eye colour will alter so check).The normally reach over a
metre in height.
Meat Production: The true Embden Goose suffers like the
Aylesbury in that most of the public think all white geese
are Embden's whereas few of them are actually pure bred
stock. The height of this breed will normally be the
giveaway as they are considerably taller than their cross
Names. The Embden Goose breed is also known as the
Bremen and although a German name most historical
sources place this as a northern Dutch breed that also
migrated throughout Europe to Italy where it was
imported from to cross with our native white breeds.
Also known as L'oie d'Emden in France/Belgium
Country Of Origin; ........ Although a German name most
historical sources place this as a northern Dutch breed
that also migrated throughout Europe to Italy from
where it was imported from to cross with our native
Embden Geese produce very
large eggs good for:
|Joe - 3 year Gander (Male)
We have Rhode Island Red, Red
Sexlink and White Leg Horn hens.
As of October 2016, we no longer have geese on our farm. While we very much
enjoyed raising the Embden geese, we needed another equipment building to
store and protect valuable equipment. Also, wanted additional temporary
storage for loaded hay trailers, as well as some hay bales. The building location
of choice required elimination of the goose cage and house.
|Farm Fresh Eggs
Holds up to 18 large birds. Adjacent building has feed and storage area, as
well as hydrant valve for water.
The cage area is completely covered with welded wire. Bottom is buried 15"
for protection from digging predators and top is covered with wire for
protection from hawks and eagles.