GOSLINGS ON THE FARM
We’ve had some new arrivals on our Farm, and they’re small and fluffy.
Our goslings are the perfect new residents at Daylesford. As standard white Norfolk geese, they will lose their yellow fluffy down and grow brilliant white feathers. The goslings are brooded under heat for three weeks before they are moved into a bigger area: they grow at an incredibly fast rate, quadrupling in size in only 20 days. When they are sufficiently feathered, they range freely outdoors, making lots of noise. Because of this, they make brilliant guard birds. And Christmas lunch.
Our geese will continue to grow over the coming months as they live freely in open space on our organic fields. You’ll be able to order your Christmas goose from October onwards in any of our farmshops.
Interesting fact: Five geese will eat as much grass as one sheep.