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Morning to all my friends here...
I dont know what to do or if this can happen..
Since we have spoken last some of my chickens also went broody..but something strange is going on with my geese i have 3 1 male and 2 female right. My 1 female went broody about a week ago and have been lying since then only coming of her nest once a day just to have a quick meal. But since yesterday afternoon my other female geese has also become broody wanting to lie on the same eggs as my other one now what is happening both of them is lying on the same eggs at exactly the same time, they arnt fighting or nothing but this cant be right can it...what must i do please help.
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Morning to all my friends here...
I dont know what to do or if this can happen..
Since we have spoken last some of my chickens also went broody..but something strange is going on with my geese i have 3 1 male and 2 female right. My 1 female went broody about a week ago and have been lying since then only coming of her nest once a day just to have a quick meal. But since yesterday afternoon my other female geese has also become broody wanting to lie on the same eggs as my other one now what is happening both of them is lying on the same eggs at exactly the same time, they arnt fighting or nothing but this cant be right can it...what must i do please help.

Just leave the female geese alone they can share a nest and goslings. You'll just have to make sure when hatch begins that no lil ones get trampled so when time comes and gosling begin to hatch you may want to place the ones hatching into a make shift brooder till all hatch then give them back to the mamas that way none get stepped on. That is the only problem I see with having 2 females sitting on one nest. How many eggs are there under them. Maybe @jchny2000   has had experience with 2 females sharing a nest I've only had chickens do it.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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Morning to all my friends here...
I dont know what to do or if this can happen..
Since we have spoken last some of my chickens also went broody..but something strange is going on with my geese i have 3 1 male and 2 female right. My 1 female went broody about a week ago and have been lying since then only coming of her nest once a day just to have a quick meal. But since yesterday afternoon my other female geese has also become broody wanting to lie on the same eggs as my other one now what is happening both of them is lying on the same eggs at exactly the same time, they arnt fighting or nothing but this cant be right can it...what must i do please help.

Just leave the female geese alone they can share a nest and goslings. You'll just have to make sure when hatch begins that no lil ones get trampled so when time comes and gosling begin to hatch you may want to place the ones hatching into a make shift brooder till all hatch then give them back to the mamas that way none get stepped on. That is the only problem I see with having 2 females sitting on one nest. How many eggs are there under them. Maybe @jchny2000   has had experience with 2 females sharing a nest I've only had chickens do it.


@RUDS its a common thing here. All 3 of my Embden hens, below, last season! Just be sure they are not disturbed and they will manage the babies just fine. I made sure they had ample food and water close, and proud daddy, my Big Boy kept everyone away.

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post #34 of 37
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Aaaa thank u so much.. im feeling much better.. there is 11 eggs... cant wait... all my first..
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Aaaa thank u so much.. im feeling much better.. there is 11 eggs... cant wait... all my first..

Exciting to be sure..  @jchny2000   is there a possibility of goslings getting stepped on when that many hatch under 2 mamas? That would be my concern.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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post #36 of 37
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Aaaa thank u so much.. im feeling much better.. there is 11 eggs... cant wait... all my first..

Exciting to be sure..  @jchny2000   is there a possibility of goslings getting stepped on when that many hatch under 2 mamas? That would be my concern.

I haven't seen it here. Their enclosure is an 8x10 shed, with a lot of hay bedding. I think if you keep plenty of room around them, soft bedding they will be fine. I do have wood "bumpers" around the inside edge of my goose coop, a baby can go under them if it feels afraid. Learned that trick from watching how hogs are raised, and seeing how tiny piglets are at birth. Keeping them undisturbed especially at hatch is important too, a startled mother goose will react quickly. I can see that causing a trampling situation. I always talk to my geese before going into the house if I know they are broody, so I don't startle them. The Embden startle a lot easier than Chinese, just the breed.

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Aaaa thank u so much.. im feeling much better.. there is 11 eggs... cant wait... all my first..

Its really exciting! Goslings are just too precious.

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