12 Gregarious Goose Breeds
Use this chart to choose the right goose breeds for your yard.
By Gail Damerow
Along with meat, fresh eggs and weed control, geese are good looking and make great watch-birds. Learn more in Raising Ducks and Geese: A Homesteader’s Guide to Waterfowl.
American Tufted Buff photo by John Metzer; All other photos by the Livestock Conservancy
For over 40 years, Metzer Farms duck, goose hatchery has provided a global clientele with over 25 breeds of high-quality birds and eggs. Visit them at Metzer Farms.
Since 1977, the Livestock Conservancy has worked to protect endangered heritage livestock breeds, preserving genetic diversity and safeguarding food systems from monoculture while promoting beautiful, historic animal lines. Learn more at the Livestock Conservancy.
In addition to running a family farm, Gail Damerow is the author of several books, including Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl, available at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store.