Welcome to the Pilgrim Geese web site the purpose of this site is to:
- bring together anyone with interests in keeping or breeding Pilgrim geese.
- promote the keeping and breeding of Pilgrim geese to help preserve, improve and (increase) the breed and
- share experiences and information on the breed.
Geese were originally domesticated for various purposes and are useful for
Watchdogs - geese will alert you to visitors and intruders. Geese are unlikely to attack your visitors, but they will call out to attract your attention.
Egg producers - good laying birds will produce about 60 eggs a year, each equivalent to about 3 hen eggs. They lay in spring and summer and some breeds may also lay in autumn and winter.
Christmas dinner - suitable breeds of geese can be reared cheaply on pasture with sufficient supplementary food to make them as fat - or as lean - as you wish.
Grass cutting and foraging - geese will produce an excellent pasture and can also be useful for keeping orchards and yards tidy. In some situations they can also be used for weeding.
Providers of craft materials - Curled feathers and down can be used for filling duvets and winter clothing, feathers for head-dresses and eggs for decorating.
Companions - geese are fascinating, hardy and long-lived creatures that can give you hours of entertainment and pleasure. They are easier to manage and less messy than chickens or ducks, and have more individual personality and character.