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Urist likes geese for their formation flying.

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· Flying · Egglaying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 10

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 150 cm3
Mid: 2,250 cm3
Max: 4,500 cm3
Food products
Eggs 3-8
Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-24
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 8-9
Fat 8-9
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Bones 6
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small migratory bird. It has a very long neck and can be found in lakes and other bodies of water.

Geese are domestic waterfowl that can also be found in wild populations. A male goose is called a gander, and young geese are called goslings. Of the common domestic egg-laying animals, the goose is the second largest; only the turkey is larger. The turkey, however, requires two years to reach full size and provides only a couple more meat, meaning the goose provides similar meat in half the time.

Because of their good size, the fact they reach adulthood and full size in only one year, and low embark cost, geese are, cost-wise, perhaps the best starter animals for the meat industry or as sources of bones. Although they lay eggs, they lay the fewest eggs of all domestic birds, making guineafowl or turkey more attractive for eating eggs, while goose eggs are used to raise geese for slaughter.

Note that geese can fly, even while assigned to pastures. If they get up on a roof you will experience a large amount of spam as dwarves attempt to return them to their pasture. This can be avoided by keeping them away from elevated surfaces that your dwarves cannot access. Alternatively, simply remove them from the pasture to prevent further repasturing jobs.

Some dwarves like geese for their formation flying.

Admired for their formation flying.

"Goose" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: kurig
Elven: abime
Goblin: us
Human: jathbi
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Geese are prone to inconvenience dwarves by picking up and misplacing important items for no apparent purpose other than annoy them. A single goose can lead to dozens of job canceling reports as every dwarf in the vicinity converges on the dreadful bird to reclaim the stolen goods. They are especially keen on stealing percussion instruments with a bell component.

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