Geese are bred since the early antiquity as a farm and farm animals. To successfully and profitably operate a goose must breed some of the factors to be considered. Geese live their life together as a monogamous couple who dies a part of the couple's remaining geese goose you are not living as a widower spends rare. Geese breed only in nests. Geese usually build their nests and even their own.
For a breeding geese is not too bright needed a quiet house. During the nesting and breeding season there must always be plenty of straw. If several pairs of geese nesting in a barn have the best nests are built on the edge and be closed on the side so that the nesting geese do not interfere with each other. In addition, the house to be protected from predators, mice and hedgehogs. Geese can supply themselves with food, they need a large lawn, this is perfectly divided into multiple areas to prevent overgrazing one. In the fall generally breed from September to October is usually goose, even if the sexual mating from January to February takes place. Animals for slaughter should be separated so soon enough. There is a distinction between laying and breeding hens. Laying hens with their high output of up to 60 eggs have a useful life of four years, after the 5th Year demonstrates the egg production slows down significantly. May have breeding hens, however, the often two clutches are used much longer, 6 to 8 years and in rare cases, the performance increases of up to 10 or 15 years. During the breeding animals are breeding must be very accurately be paid to the food.
Only with a perfectly developed young goose, the prerequisite for sufficient eggs are placed in best quality. Geese lay an average of every second An egg a day. The first egg is left as a so-called "nest egg" in the nest, with the remaining eggs are removed, dated and stored horizontally. Once the goose begins to breed, it is usually slower and begins to pluck down, then the previously removed eggs be returned to the nest and removed the nest-egg. More than 12 nesting goose egg creates not to keep warm. To avoid bad eggs that the goose was incubated on 10 27 days and made the so-called Schieren, when the goose has left her nest to eat or bathe. These eggs are placed in a dark room on a lamp and checked. The eggs hatch after 29 days, no later than 31 days after the chicks. The chicks can usually eat for up to 3 days from the egg. From the 2nd Old can be started to indicate indication. It should be ready in any case, a watering hole.