Domestic and Ornamental Goose Club of Ireland
The Irish Goose Club is open to any new members who have an interest in Geese
Check out the Hatching section under "welfare" where you can find info on hatching eggs precisely and successfully using the weight loss method!
- We at The Irish goose club strive to...
- Increase the profile of geese in Ireland as birds of exhibition.
- To make people aware of the many different breeds of geese and their characteristics and qualities.
- To introduce people to pure bred goose keeping and its benefits
- To improve the blood and quality of the present breeds in Ireland
- To introduce new breeds of geese into to the country through importation.
- But most importantly,to create a club where people with a similar interest can meet at shows and sales to discuss
Why keep Geese?
- Egg producers - good laying birds will produce about 60 eggs a year, each equivalent to about 3 hen eggs. They lay in spring and summer and some breeds may also lay in autumn and winter.
- Christmas dinner - suitable breeds of geese can be reared cheaply on pasture with sufficient supplementary food to make them as fat - or as lean - as you wish.
- Grass cutting and foraging - geese will produce an excellent pasture and can also be useful for keeping orchards and yards tidy. In some situations they can also be used for weeding.
- Providers of craft materials - Curled feathers and down can be used for filling duvets and winter clothing, feathers for head-dresses and eggs for decorating.
- Companions - geese are fascinating, hardy and long-lived creatures that can give you hours of entertainment and pleasure. They are easier to manage and less messy than chickens or ducks, and have more individual personality and character.
- showing - most geese are good show animals, opening up or extending a hobby for their owner