Raising Geese & Ducks for the Homestead
Geese and ducks are easy to raise and smart homesteaders know how productive they are.
Geese can be used as a replacement for beef cattle on small acreage. They can get about 80% of their diet from grass, yield beef-flavored meat, and provide down feathers for warm clothing and bedding.
Ducks, especially the egg production breeds, will easily produce more eggs over their lives than chickens while able to glean more of their feed from pasture.