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THE GOOSE What is the goose? The goose goose is also called a anátida as is duck or swan. All these birds are aquatic. The goose has a white plumage, brownish or gray, different shades. The goose has a fairly long neck and legs in relation to their body relatively short. The goose is a large bird. It is similar to a duck, but much larger, heavy and awkward. The first three fingers of the goose are webbed as an adaptation to water. With webbed feet, the goose can swim better. In relation to the swan, the goose is smaller and has a shorter neck. The goose is a diurnal animal and herd. Lives up to 20 years and can weigh over 10 kg. Geese are territorial animals that defend their territory when they were squawking about any animal, larger or smaller than them. Origin of goose Geese or geese have their wild ancestor in the goose (Anser anser) bird native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. The first geese were raised in Egypt. The goose is the oldest domestic bird that exists. Domestic geese are larger and heavier than their wild relatives, but by no means lose the ability to fly in many cases. Utility of the goose The goose is used especially your liver to foie gras or pate, his flesh and less eggs. They are highly prized goose feathers as insulation against the cold to make coats and quilts. The goose lays about 50 eggs a year. What eats the goose? The goose is an omnivorous animal feeds mainly on plants, but also eat snails and worms. As vegetables, goose eat herbs, tender leaves, seeds and fruits. Playing the Goose The incubation of goose eggs is about 30 days. The mother goose lays eggs in a quiet building on existing vegetation. Goose chicks newborns need care of the mother, who gives them their own body heat provided with thick plumage. Both parents are devoted to the care of their young. The female stays in the nest with the chicks while the male is responsible for protecting the chicks squawking and making threatening gestures, opening its beak and straightening the neck. Geese lay about 6 eggs in each clutch. Geese, ducks unlike not sexually dimorphic, which means that it is very difficult to differentiate the sex of the animals eye. Caring for the goose The geese need enough space because they like to live outdoors and be able to forage for food. Literally, geese, and cows and sheep graze the grass. However, they are very productive and economic animals, because their maintenance is inexpensive relative to other poultry. We can keep geese or ducks with chickens.
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