- African Geese
African geese are actually close relatives of the Chinese goose and bear some similarities. The African goose is heavier, with ganders reaching about 20 pounds, making it a good addition to meat-production flocks. Females produce up to 50 large, white eggs a year and also reach a large size. The black knob above the beak which develops into adulthood, and the dewlap under the beak, give its head a distinctive shape. These geese are vocal and protect their territory, though they can be raised from chicks as gentle family pets.
We can not ship geese to Hawaii.
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Weights: Goose----12.5 lbs Gander-----15.5 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying; Production
- Egg Color: White,
- Egg Production: Fair-35-45 eggs per year
- Egg Size: Extra Large-2XL
- Temperament: Noisier
- Gender Accuracy: 100%
- Fertility Percentage: 55-70%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 4 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: Floor
- Country of Origin: China
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Considered a Sustainable Heritage Goose Breed
- Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of pure African Geese since 1974.
African Geese Review by D
I just Love Love these geese. They were shipped in Spring and we have had no fatalities. They are so Loving and so much fun to watch. They were raised with the Peking and the Anacona ducks and they are all buddies. The geese and ducks look out for one another. I would definitely order them again. Live them. (Posted on 11/11/2019)
favorable Review by Mrs. P
Cute little gosslings and so hearty! Who doesn't love the pitter patter of webbed feet as you walk along. Great personality! I do wish i could order earlier and choose a date earlier in the spring (Posted on 11/8/2019)
African geese Review by Grese
Last year I purchased 4 African geese from you. I had 3 adults and was surprised when they hatched 3 chicks a month later. They all blended and are very friendly
They roam freely during the day., swim in the pond, spend nights in the barn. Come up to the house looking for me when it is time to go in at night. They lead me to the barn. I have 10 ducks and they all live together. Love having the geese. (Posted on 11/6/2019)
Would like to have known sooner that order could not be completed. Review by Annette
Ordered 3F/1M African Geese; 5F/1M Toulouse Geese and 4F/1M Silver Appleyard Ducks. Only reason for 4 not 5 stars is that they did not have any ducks to ship to me. (Only learned this when order arrived = Too late to order from anyone else) (not charged for them.) All geese are healthy and happy. The Africans are smaller/slighter built than other Africans that I have had even though the 'others' were not sold as "giant" either. Seriously- a lot smaller/slighter built. So buyer should know that to get the 'normal' large/hefty Africans, they will need to get the "giant African" from this company. Plan ahead-they sell out early!! (Posted on 11/6/2019)
2 African Geese Review by Chell
Cackle hatchery sends out very healthy birds and instructions on how to keep them alive. Our African Geese are fully grown and doing splendidly! (Posted on 11/6/2019)
very friendly Review by Paul
very friendly and sociable (Posted on 11/5/2019)
Healthy and Happy African Geese Review by lmjordan10
Geese arrived along with chickens, bourbon red turkeys and khaki campbell ducks in large order. All birds arrived alive and healthy and we did not lose a single one. Our experience with Cackle Hatchery was wonderful and we have been very pleased with the birds. The African Geese were raised in the same brooder with the ducks and they all stick together. They are now almost 7 months old. The geese are very loud but that's okay because I want them to protect my entire flock of different birds. I ordered them unsexed and do not know yet if we have female or male but suspect they are male. They are very tall, beautiful geese. (Posted on 11/5/2019)
Great family addition Review by Kato
The geese arrived safely and quickly. They have made wonderful pets. One even sits on my son’s lap. Easy to care for, hearty breed. (Posted on 11/5/2019)
Goose Growing Fast Review by Carudrive
Always wanted a goose. Added one to my surprise box. We are calling him/her Daisy, til we figure that part out. Very healthy doing well. Extremely pleased with my whole experience with Cackle. Customer service is great. (Posted on 4/9/2018)
Oyster shell is a gr Review by Ancha
Oyster shell is a great source of calcium to help develop strong eggs. It will not hurt to feed them the oyster shell you could always have it as a free choice separate from the food. (Posted on 12/25/2015)
We have just purchas Review by Krishna
We have just purchased 10 hens, 24- 26 weeks old. They have a seucre run and a purpose built coop, big enought for 15 20 chickens. How do you make the chickens go into the coop. They kept running around it until we caught them and put them inside. Should we have put them inside immediately, to save the added stress of catching them. If this is the case, when do we let them out again. (Posted on 12/25/2015)
Six goslings shipped Review by Frank Florida June 2013
Wow! They were shipped Monday and were here in Florida by 10:30 am on Tuesday. That's fast. All six arrived hungry but healthy. They have all had a meal of chick starter and learned how to drink from the waterer. So now they are snoozing. Thanks for a happy family. (Posted on 11/27/2015)
chicks Review by Karen Missouri June 2010
We received our chicks at 5:45 this morning via our request at the post office. All but one was in great shape. The rest are doing so well. Thank you for making our first time at ordering chicks through the mail a wonderful experience. (Posted on 11/17/2015)
Thanks Review by Thomas North Carolina
I placed a order for 3 African Geese 25 sultans and 10 silkies and received them as healthy and happy as they could be. I am once again a very pleased customer. I put Cackle Hatchery before all others. You have the best price, best service and the best quality. I look forward to my next order, just not sure when but there will be another. Thank you for the extras, this goes to show just how much you care. Thanks you again (Posted on 11/13/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Kim Washington May 2015
Thank You! The chicks arrived early this morning. On little turkey did not make it;however, you sent an extra so we received the exact number of (living) birds we ordered. They are all doing very well! As always, we are very happy with out ordering experience with Cackle Hatchery! Thank you! (Posted on 11/9/2015)