- May 23, 2018
Lind's Geese take more than 20 years the leading place among breeds of this poultry. Their popularity is caused by high efficiency. The farms which are engaged in cultivation and realization of this bird at the correct approach are got to 100% of profit. The Lindovsky breed of geese allows to receive not only a large number of meat, but also quality down and a feather. In addition, it is possible to refer their unpretentiousness in respect of a diet and conditions of keeping to advantages of these birds. If desired they can be grown up by method of a free pasture on open reservoirs and on meadows. Besides, they are ideal for cultivation commercially.
the History of origin
These geese were brought in the Nizhny Novgorod Region in 1994. At that time there was a need to increase meat efficiency of local birds and also to improve the available characteristics of a feather and down. For obtaining this breed the Russian geese were initially crossed to the Chinese natatorial. Further the breeding handsome received thus was crossed to representatives of ladzherovsky and Arzamas breeds.
It allowed to improve characteristics of precocity of geese of Lind, to increase quality of down. Besides, work on improvement of breed allowed to increase considerably tastes of meat and to increase the liver sizes. In addition, as a result of crossing of the Chinese and Russian geese the received breed gained resistance to many diseases which often affect poultry. Besides, work on improvement of geese of Lind allowed to achieve improvement of egg efficiency which can reach 50-75 units a year.
For rather short term these birds became extremely popular both at professional, and at private manufacturers. Now it is considered that more than 50% of all bird's families which are grown up in the country belong to this breed. In 10 years after removal the breed was appreciated also by foreign manufacturers. At first lindovsky geese extended across the territory of the CIS countries. Further the European manufacturers paid attention to them also.
How to grow up geese of breed of Lind (video)
Description and characteristics
These birds differ in the increased precocity and grow rapidly to very large sizes. On average ganders reach weight about 8-10 kg, and a female – about 7 kg. Birds differ in an ovoid dense body. The neck is very long. The beak is remarkable. It have bright orange coloring and a characteristic hilly outgrowth in the top part. Paws are quite massive. They have a reddish-orange color. Wings are densely pressed to a trunk. Geese of breed of Lind differ in purely white plumage.
The special attention is deserved by characteristics of efficiency of this kind of poultry. At the correct selection of a diet of everything in 5 months of a bird reach weight in 7 kg. In a year the goose can grow to 11 kg. Such growth rate is extremely remarkable, on average representatives of other breeds are formed twice more slowly. This meat breed of geese is used for receiving the big liver reaching about 200 g. The products differ in high quality. Meat has soft texture and pleasant aroma.
Also the yaytsenoskost of birds is highly appreciated. Lindovsky geese in this plan considerably surpass other breeds. At creating favorable conditions they can daily bear throughout all spring period on one egg, each of which can reach about 140-170 g. If at herd there is at least one goose, about 90% of eggs are impregnated and can be used for removal of young growth. It is necessary to consider that the young growth of these birds differs in high survival as has natural immunity to many diseases. Baby birds in 2 weeks can already pass to adult forages.
Manufacturers very much appreciate the high speed of adaptation to any weather conditions. Birds are incredibly resistant both to cold, and to heat. Representatives of breed of Lind are ideal for cultivation in regions where frosts reach 30 °C. At the same time it is rather easy to create optimal conditions for a bird.
Poultry breeders note that these geese differ in peaceful temper therefore they can be supported even with other birds. Both baby birds, and adults of an individual usually imposingly move on a pasture, pinching from time to time a grass, or have a rest near a reservoir.
However these birds have also certain shortcomings. First of all, high degree of incidence gimenolepidozy is noted. This pathological state develops at gooses who only begin to try inhabitants of reservoirs, for example, of mollusks or an alga. For prevention of this disease from the first days of life to baby birds mix a small amount of the crushed seaweed with food, and further and fish. Lind's geese rather often suffer from avitaminosis. The similar problem especially sharply rises in the spring. The only way not to allow development of this violation is introduction to a diet of a bird of vitamin supplements and green forages.
In addition, planning the maintenance of this kind of geese, it is necessary to consider that they more suit those who have an opportunity to expel them on a reservoir. It is clear, that representatives of this breed have much more merits, than negative. Though geese are quite unpretentious, needs to create them optimal conditions. Only in this case a set of weight will occur as fast as possible that will have a positive impact on profitability of all economy.
of the Condition for contents
For keeping of these birds it is necessary to prepare the hen house beforehand. Geese do not love contents in narrowness. On 1 m ² no more than 2 birds can live. It is indoors optional to establish an additional source of heating as Linda have very dense plumage protecting them from strong cold. However, if indoors temperature is even high in the winter, these geese feel better, are practically not ill and much earlier begin to rush. It is very important that in the hen house there were no drafts as their bird very much does not love.
It is desirable that a floor indoors was wooden . As a laying it is possible to use sawdust or straw. Surely in the hen house there have to be feeding troughs and also drinking bowls. They need to be equipped so that it was possible to change with ease water if necessary. It is necessary to make nests. It is better to establish them in the most secluded corners of the hen house where birds will feel safe. On 3-4 gooses only one nest suffices. Its size has to be 40х40 cm. Height of a box has to be no more than 50 cm. As a laying it is also possible to use straw or sawdust.
Since early spring it is desirable to provide to birds an opportunity to go to a pasture and a reservoir. It is very important to feed geese and in the evening in the hen house as it will accustom them to come back home independently, without urgings on.
When keeping birds without walking since early spring provide to them 12-hour light day, and then every month add on 1 hour of additional lighting. It should be noted that if to feed a bird only grain and at the same time it will be almost impossible to leave 7-hour lighting, to achieve a yaytsenoskost.
there Are certain requirements and to keeping of gooses of this breed. Up to 45 days them can be held in the enclosed space, but at the same time if there is an opportunity and weather conditions allow, it is desirable to begin to walk them on a pasture or near a reservoir from 18 in the afternoon of life. In the hen house where the young growth contains, light day has to make 24 hours for the first 10 days. Further light day can begin to be reduced gradually, having finished till 14 o'clock by 20th day of life of baby birds. For the first month it is necessary to protect young growth from strong noise and loud sounds.
of the Rule of feeding
Advantage of cultivation of representatives of this breed is their pantophagy. However even taking into account this fact it is necessary to bring up correctly young growth. In 1-3 day of life of baby birds bring up carefully ground boiled egg. Since 4 days cottage cheese, serum, small cut grass, boiled vegetables are gradually entered into a diet of baby birds. When baby birds reach 12-day age, it is possible to enter the combined forage for broilers as it contains all substances necessary for gooses into their diet and it is well acquired. As it was already told, it is necessary to enter into a diet of young growth gradually seaweed to allow a stomach of a bird to get stronger. It is possible to do it from 5 in the afternoon to life. A from 18-day age can transfer young growth to an adult diet which includes:
- compound feed;
- damp bourgeoises;
- green forages;
- mollusks and Crustacea;
- vegetables and root crops.
It is recommended to enter vitamin fertilizing and bone meal into a diet of birds. Usually at correctly made diet lindovsky geese reach weight in 5 kg of everything in 3 months. After birds grow to 7 kg, recommend to send them for slaughter. In case already adult birds are left for receiving posterity, they should be transferred to cheaper forages as further they will gain weight very slowly therefore strengthened выкорм is not expedient any more.
It is possible to increase a livestock of these wonderful birds in both the artificial, and natural way. Gooses of this breed if to create them necessary conditions, willingly are engaged in incubation of a laying. If desired it is possible to put eggs in an incubator.