According to legend, geese rescued Rome from the invaders' attack in the 5th century BC. In the modern world, geese are not bred for defense of fortresses and cities.
These waterfowl farming birds are a valuable source of feather, down and tasty meat. One of the most popular varieties of domestic geese is the Linda breed, which is in high demand among farmers in Russia and other countries..
Table of contents
- Geese linda: description of the breed
- Appearance and temperament
- Conditions of maintenance and cultivation
- Weights and characteristics
- Yaytsenoskost lindovskoy breed
- Feeding at home
- Features of breeding
- Diseases, prevention and treatment
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Reviews of farmers
Geese linda: description of the breed
The Nizhny Novgorod region is home to the geese of linda. The Lindian variety appeared as a result of selection of representatives of local breeds of geese with Chinese ones. Further improvement of this species of waterfowl was effected by crossing with Solnechnogorsky geese, and then with representatives of the Arzamas and Langezha breeds.
As a result of such selection, it was possible to bring out the early ripening breed of geese, mainly of meat orientation,body weight of which already at two months old is about 4 kg.
Appearance and temperament
Individuals of linda are characterized by a fairly large, elongated physique, white plumage and a peculiar cone in the region of the frontal zone. Beak and paws have an orange color of varying intensity. The bird's eyes are small, dark in color.
Female Linden breed in adult age weigh about 7 kg, the weight of males fluctuates on average about 8 kg.
Conditions of maintenance and cultivation
Unpretentiousness in content refers to the advantage of this species of birds. Linda easily tolerates even severe frosts in unheated houses, the only thing in the room should not be drafts.
The most optimal conditions for keeping a linda is a poultry house with a territory for walking, adjacent to a pond with running water. In such conditions, birds will be able to receive the most balanced diet naturally.
In the absence of a pond, special attention is paid to drinking bowls, which must always contain fresh and clean water.
However, Lindos geese can also be kept in closed poultry houses, provided that there is no more than one bird per one square meter of cage or aviary.Large crowding has a negative impact on birds, which can become painful, stop rushing or even lose plumage.
In addition to space, another important factor in keeping birds of this species is lighting. Female ceases to lay eggs at a light day at 7 o'clock. In order for the goose to sweep, the lighting should be prolonged for at least 12 hours, followed by a monthly increase of one hour.
For example, guslings aged 10 to 20 days need a 16-hour light day, and chicks aged between 20 days and one and a half months are enough for 14 hours of daylight hours. At the same time, we allow lighting mode with small interruptions for reasons of resource saving.
The absence of drafts, the presence of a walk with a flowing reservoir and the possibility of lighting a house are key components of a successful breeding of a linda..
Weights and characteristics
Geese Linda are quite large representatives of the family of waterfowl. The weight of individual individuals can reach up to 12 kg with an average of 8 kg in males and 7 kg in geese, respectively.
The chicks enter the maturity period as early as 8 months, while in the first 2-3 months the young goslings gain body weight in the region of 4 kg.The meat of lindens geese has proven itself, thanks to the softness and delicate rich taste.
These factors lead Linda to the leading indicators among the meat breeds of waterfowl. The species is characterized by a relatively high egg production.
Yaytsenoskost lindovskoy breed
The number of eggs from one layer is 50 to 65 pieces per year and falls on the spring period. Weight of one egg is about 150-170 gr. More than 90% of all eggs are fertilized.
Under the conditions of the incubator, the viability of eggs is between 70-80%. Of the hatched geese of the maturity period, at least 90% of the chicks are reached. In part, such indicators - the merit of individuals of the female sex, as the geese of linda are also excellent hens.
One of the pledges of egg production is the use by females of a sufficient amount of calcium and a full-fledged green feed. In combination with a long light day, with these two factors, it is possible to achieve high egg productivity from this breed, both for consumption and for further breeding..
Feeding at home
In general, diet is extremely important for linda, because birds are good appetite. As a result of undernourishment the Lindos gooses begin to produce the offspring with rickets, therefore this species of agricultural birds can not be restricted in food consumption.
In feeding goslings, it is preferable to use broiler feeds that are characterized by high nutritional value. The most optimalthe diet is selected taking into account the age of the young. The first two weeks are given to the feed starter, the next two food-grouer and, finally, the food-finisher up to the achievement of the nestlings of one and a half months.
In the absence of such a possibility, the poultry diet additionally includes polyvitamin supplements, the protein level in the feed should be at least 14%...
Features of breeding
Due to the high amount of food consumed, birds are killed, as a rule, when they reach the mark in weight of 5 kg, leaving only valuable, in terms of breeding, individuals to ensure further offspring.
Despite the factor of high feed consumption, the breed has a high payback, thanks to the fact that the yield of meat from one individual reaches 80%. In nutrition birds are not fastidious. In the diet of Linda, you can include complex specialized feed for chickens, grain, grass, root crops.
In addition to food and lighting, one of the peculiarities of breeding Linda geese is a special attitude to the young. In the period from 28 to 49 day, the geese grow feathers of feathers, because of which the susceptibility of the chicks sharply increases to loud sounds and other irritating factors.
This is worth considering, isolating offspring from possible sources of noise.When feeding the brood, sharp movements should be avoided..
Diseases, prevention and treatment
Geese lindens, like other birds, are susceptible to various diseases, especially if they are not properly maintained. The main requirements for preventing morbidity are maintaining the cleanliness of the house, timely vaccination and lack of crowding. As a rule, before settling the young, the house is subjected to careful processing and disinfection.
All litter is to be replaced, whitewash is made on the inner walls and ceiling. The goose is weeded out with a weak solution of potassium permanganate and glucose the day after they were hatched, in order to strengthen the overall immunity and increase resistance to pathogenic pathogens.
During the first weeks of life, chicks are vaccinated against viral enteritis, which is often susceptible to representatives of this breed without appropriate preventive measures. In order to prevent the incidence of young fish salmonellosis,The goslings are supplemented every three months with drugs containing Tylan.
Diseases that occur in Linden geese:
- Enteritis viral.
Advantages and disadvantages
Thus, summing up, it is possible to highlight the key points, having collected a description of the main advantages and disadvantages of the breed.
The disadvantages are:
- Difficulty in breedingin the absence of free access to the reservoir. Despite the fact that growing a linda in conditions of lack of access to water is possible, this significantly affects the ultimate value of the livestock.
- High morbidityhymenoleptosis of young animals. For prevention, it is advisable to mix algae into the feed.
- Avitaminosis. Lindovsky breed is extremely prone to avitaminosis, especially in the first half of spring. To avoid this, vitamin complexes and fresh herbs are added to the feed.
- High noise level. Linda actively communicate with each other throughcackling, while the gall from a few dozen individuals is quite noticeable.
But the above disadvantages more than cover the dignity of the breed:
- Frost resistance and endurance. Landa tolerates both extremely cold and high hot temperatures, which allows breeding Linda in many regions. The only condition is the absence of drafts, which the Lindos geese literally do not tolerate.
- Early ripenesswith excellent taste. At the age of 5 months the bird collects about 7 kg of weight, and by the year the weight can reach 9-11 kg, however, with The point of view of high feed intake is more suitable for slaughtering young individuals when they reach weight in 5-7 kg.
- Highegg-layingagainst the background of other meat breeds. Given the good food and normal conditions in the poultry house, the layers of this breed are able to bring an egg a day for almost the entire spring period.
- Indicatorssurvival of offspring. Lynx chicks, as well as adults, are distinguished by their high endurance and good immunity, which contributes to the survival of litter over 90%.
- Peacefulnessin character. Linda is not a conflict, they get on well with other birds from among their neighbors, which makes it possible to populate these geese in a common poultry house.
- Highrecoupment. The profitability of breeding Linda geese at the correct content exceeds 100%, despite not a high degree of consumption of food and energy resources.
The availability of breeding, good characteristics, lack of inflated requirements for care, nutrition and maintenance, indisputably, make waterfowl Linda breeds are among the most valuable representatives of this industry, as evidenced by numerous reviews of farmers engaged in breeding geese.
Reviews of farmers.
I myself did not hold and do not hold this breed. But I heard about her different things. One was, such a goose bore about 20 eggs and planted and incubated and brought out. In the other two geese carried about 50 eggs and did not incubate. Another friend also has two geese with about 30 eggs and sit down hatching.
Another friend had three geese, how many did not know, but I know that not one goose did not sit down. And another friend had such two geese carrying from 20-30 eggs and sitting down hatching, but they were sitting bad... Forum Farmer.ru.
Linda in the pasture will never pick up meat, and vice versa, a large paddock is undesirable. It is an industrial bird and it is desirable to fatten it, when it looks like the declared weight. Poultry Horses
Himself this year brought Linda brought from Bashkortostan with. Language Blagovarni Plemzavod. There was no waste at all, 100% survived. Now gosiatam 75 days, good gnats weigh 6.5-7kg the bird is just super. Forum International Compound.