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Brown Chinese Geese

Starting at $11.80 each

Brown Chinese Geese for Sale from Freedom Ranger’s Family of Hatcheries 

The Brown Chinese goose is a graceful and attractive breed. These docile geese are the best layers of all goose breeds, producing 40-100 large eggs annually if appropriately managed. Brown Chinese geese are good foragers, sometimes referred to as "Weeder Geese," and produce meat with a low grease content. At maturity, ganders can weigh approximately 12 pounds, while the geese average 10 pounds.

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Founded in 2010, Fifth Day Farm got started by raising Khaki Campbell ducks and Muscovy Ducks, both of which were originally hatched at the parent JM Hatchery. The farm has since expanded to work alongside Freedom Ranger Hatchery to produce the highest-quality fowl available and as of 2022 has acquired the guineas from JM Hatchery.
Straight Run
Qty Price
8-15$11.80
16-31$10.80
32-63$10.00
64-95$9.25
96+$8.60
Next Available Ship Date 6/10/2024
Males
Qty Price
8-15$12.80
16-31$11.80
32-63$11.00
64-95$10.25
96+$9.60
Next Available Ship Date 6/10/2024
Females
Qty Price
8-15$20.80
16-31$19.80
32-63$19.00
64-95$18.25
96+$17.60
Next Available Ship Date 6/10/2024
Quantity
Fifth Day Farm has a 8-chick order minimum. These birds CANNOT be combined with other birds to meet the minimum.

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Brown Chinese Geese: Beautiful, Docile Egg Layers

The grace and beauty of the Brown Chinese breed of goose can be attributed to its Asiatic Swan Goose roots. Their long, elegant necks contribute to their distinguished air. In fact, a pair of Chinese geese were good enough to be given to George and Martha Washington as gifts.

Brown Chinese Geese have a few nicknames, including “Swan Geese” (thanks to their curved, swan-like necks) and “Weeder Geese” (because of their foraging and weed-eating abilities). Ganders and geese both have a bulge at the base of the bill known as the basal knob. The bill and knob are often larger in males, so it can be a little easier to tell the sex of this domestic goose.

They are the smallest of all goose breeds, as well as the best egg layers. The meat they offer is less greasy than typical goose meat, and they act as capable “watchdogs.”

The Brown Chinese Goose was listed in the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection in 1874.

 

How Large Do Brown Chinese Geese Grow?

Mature ganders will reach a maximum weight of 12 pounds, while geese (females) will top out at no more than 10 pounds. This size makes them ideal for both homesteaders looking to enjoy the eggs and meat of geese, as well as larger farmers. These geese, descendants of the Asian wild Swan Goose, exhibit a graceful swan-like appearance with long, elegant necks that add a touch of beauty to any farm setting.

 

What Are the Benefits of Owning Brown Chinese Geese?

When compared to other breeds of geese, Brown Chinese produce roughly twice as many eggs (and goslings). Their meat is scrumptious, juicy, and tender without being too greasy.

The weed eaters of the animal kingdom, these herbivores have an appetite for foraging and, when properly managed, can keep an area looking neat and tidy.

Add to all of this their keen eyes and loud vocals, and you’ll never have to wonder if someone or something has entered the property. They’re even known for chasing off varmints!

 

The Chinese Brown Goose’s Temperament

These geese are highly social animals, and if you’ve raised them, they will recognize and “converse” with you. In fact, if goslings are imprinted, you may actually notice that they prefer your company over that of other geese. This behavior will only occur, of course, if you raise them in a very interactive, hands-on manner.

They will even become tolerant of children if raised alongside them, with plenty of feeding and gentle contact by the children.

When you welcome brown Chinese geese to your homestead or farm, you’re inviting vocal watchdogs that can alert you to potential threats. While they may not serve as guardians due to their lack of natural protection mechanisms, their presence adds a layer of security and charm to your farm.

 

Chinese Brown Goose Egg Production

For those seeking a reliable source of eggs on their farm, our brown Chinese goslings are exceptional layers, surpassing the egg production of other geese breeds. With proper care and attention, these geese can lay more than double the number of eggs during the spring to autumn seasons compared to other geese varieties. You’ll get between 40 and 100 large white eggs every year.

This enhanced egg-laying capacity ensures a bountiful supply of eggs for your culinary endeavors or potential sales, adding value to your farm operation. It’s important to note that goose eggs are not only big, but they also have greater protein and fat content than the average chicken egg. This nutrition fact means golden pasta and baked goods that rise higher and taste richer.

 

Caring for Your Brown Chinese Goslings

Ensuring the well-being and growth of your brown Chinese goslings is essential to their long-term health and productivity. You’ll need to provide adequate shelter and proper nutrition to support the development of your geese. Enclosures may be necessary, especially in areas prone to predators, while offering a balanced diet rich in high-protein starter feed and fresh-cut grass is vital for their growth.

Water plays a crucial role in caring for your goslings, as providing clean drinking water in a poultry waterer ensures hydration and overall health. Proper handling and enrichment activities help the goslings imprint and become accustomed to human interaction, fostering friendly and confident geese. By following these care guidelines and being attentive to their needs, you’ll witness your brown Chinese goslings thrive and contribute positively to your farm environment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Brown Chinese Geese

We get a lot of questions about waterfowl, and in particular, about our Brown Chinese geese for sale. We hope to answer the most commonly asked questions here, but of course, should you want to know more, contact us. Our Brown Chinese goslings are available for a limited time annually, from late July through the end of September.

How Large do Brown Chinese Geese Get?

Ganders will reach up to 12 pounds, while geese grow to a maximum weight of 10 pounds. These geese are heavier than they look—thanks to their tight feathering and trim, elegant build.

Are Brown Chinese Geese Friendly?

Yes, these geese are very sociable, approachable, and chatty with humans—particularly if you interact often with them from the time they’re goslings. If these geese imprint on you, you might actually find they prefer your company to that of other geese.

For How Many Years Will Brown Chinese Geese Lay Eggs?

At 275 days old, a goose will begin to lay eggs—and she’ll continue for approximately five years.

What is a Brown Chinese Goose’s Life Expectancy?

Wild Chinese geese live for up to 15 years, but with optimal nutrition and living conditions, a domesticated Brown Chinese Goose can live up to 40 years.

 

Availability of our Brown Chinese Geese

The Brown Chinese Geese for sale by our hatchery in Reinholds, PA, can be selected as male, female, or straight run and can be shipped anywhere in the continental U.S.

Quantities and ship dates for “Weeder Geese” are limited, so we encourage you to order as soon as possible (see the order form above). This will give you the best chance of getting the goslings you want, on the date of your choice. All that’s left is for you to add these Chinese geese for sale to your cart and prepare for the arrival of your adorable goslings.

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