How much does a home-goose weigh: useful facts and photos
- 15 Oct 21:45
Geese are one of the largest poultry in the world. They are inferior to their size, apparently, only turkeys and ostriches. And this does not apply to certain modern breeds, which can have a weight twice as common. Interestingly, how much does homegrass weight and how to achievemaximum performance of its mass? Find out the answer to this question right now.
- 1 How much should be weighed by the domestic goose?
- 1.1 How to achieve good mass growth?
- 1.2 Bird Feeding
- 2 Useful Tips
- 3 Video «Feeding the Goose at the Kuban Fair»
How much should be weighed by the domestic goose?
Despite the fact that the growing geese today is not far from every farmer, it is still very popular and beneficial poultry. Even with the advent of the world, babies weigh about 100-120 grams, and by the month gain weight up to 2 kilograms. But the most amazing and sometimes even incredible - up to 70 days, the herbs increase the mass by 40 times! So, it sounds unrealistic, but that's right.
Then, after a two-month limit, birds begin to mow and lose weight for some time. As a rule, young animals are slaughtered for meat before this period. It is important to note that the geese live long, so many breeders keep them too long. Especially if the bird is bred.
How to achieve good mass growth?
As you probably understand, weight gain and weight gain in geese depend heavily on nutrition. In general, the nutrition of poultry does not differ much from the diet, since it is based on greens. In the farms, they also have the whole warm period mainly on the green green stern. One day a bird can eat up to two kilos of fresh herbs and other greens. This amount of food for her is quite enough for life, but for intense growth and weight, as you know, this is not enough.
To increase the growth of geese, you need to feed nutritious foods. As a rule, good grain, fodder, animal products such as cheese, eggs are used for this purpose. Be sure to bird for good growth and development should receive mineral substances( chalk, calcium) and vitamins( vegetable and deciduous nutrition).As practice shows, a very big plus in the mass set of geese gives the presence of a nearby clean water reservoir. In it birds collect duckweed, aquatic vegetation, small water inhabitants.
Feeding geese should start from the end of summer, approximately in August. As a rule, already before this period the bird should weigh about 3-4 kilograms. But if you want to get this meat giant, you need to increase the ration up to four times. It is best to give in this period not dry, but rosy grain in small portions. The entire fattening period can last from 15 to 25 days depending on the desired weight. By this period, with intensive fattening, the weight of the bird increases to 5-8 kilograms, but some breeds differ even more in terms of mass set - up to 7-9 kilograms.
We all know that in addition to the meat of this poultry, the liver and stomach are highly valued. In Russia, for example, as before, and today the goose with apples is a very esteemed "guest" of dishes and feasts, and the liver is a favorite gourmet dish. However, to make these products tasty and have the highest gastronomic performance, the bird should be well-fed and well-fed. It is through this byproduct that you can understand how well the grasshopper farmer was.
In order to achieve the best results, experts advise to feed the whole grain of the bird, and as a fertilizer to give dry hay legumes with root crops. Very fond of geese, potatoes and carrots. In winter, in order to maintain the health of poultry, it is advisable to add sauerkraut in the menu. Are you surprised? But this product helps to assimilate all micro - and macro elements well.
To improve the digestion that is directly related to the weight gain, a chalk should be regularly grown in the geese feeder. Do not forget about feed during the period of intense growth and development of young. It is in the first months that babies lay the foundations of a future good weight. How much can a domestic goose bean, look at the video.
Video "Sending Geese to the Kuban Fair"
In this video you will see presented birds at the Kuban Fair in 2013, the breeder N.A.KarpenkoAccording to the standards of poultry farming, these representatives still caterpillars, but they look like full-fledged well-fed adult birds.