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Toulouse Goose vs Chickens
Mon 15-Jul-13
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Rob12
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We have been considering these birds for some time.  I was wondering if anyone has experience of keeping them as opposed to other geese?

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toulouse_goose

 

Now that the garden is on the verge of being done we have a choice of 3 chickens (I would favour Wyandottes or Araucana).  Any opinions on the relative merits of 1 goose vs 3 chickens?

Mon 15-Jul-13
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Geese are very messy and will eat the garden! Good for keeping grassed areas down. Their eggs are very big and I think are only laid seasonly. My Buff Orpingtons lay all year even when snow is on the ground and do not make so much mess.

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Tue 16-Jul-13
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Thanks for that Aly.  The goose would have been a pet and nothing else (as their egg laying ability is woeful) however I think from what you say and what I have read elsewhere the chickens may be the wiser choice.  At least we get eggs off them as well.

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