Fifth Day Farm has a 8-chick order minimum. These birds CANNOT be combined with other birds to meet the minimum.
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).
They are the smallest of all the geese, as well as the best egg producers. 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?
Brown Chinese ganders will reach a maximum weight of 12 pounds, while geese (females) will top out at no more than 10 pounds.
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, tender…without being too greasy.
The weedeaters 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 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.
Chinese Brown Goose Egg Production
Of all the goose breeds, the Chinese goose is the best egg producer. Their eggs are large, white…and you’ll get between 40 and 100 of them every year.
It’s important to note that goose eggs are not only big, they have greater protein and fat content than the average chicken egg. This means golden pasta, and baked goods that rise higher and taste richer.
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, 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.