been searching all night and can't find any information on this subject, if there is another thread on this please point me in the right direction.
also not sure where it is best to post this question as it is about 2 different species so any info on that would also be helpfull.
he's the situation. i have a goose and a gander, 3 drakes and 4 ducks. though only 1 duck is laying. un expectedly the goose (pudding) laid an egg on Monday 25th January. but she laid it in the duck kennel. today she laid her second 28th january. in the same nest where the goose has decided to lay are 5 duck eggs. the duck egg was there first and the duck continues to lay every day.
what i want to know is can they or will they share a nest?
will a goose hatch a duck egg, or is she too big (she's an Emboden?) or since duck eggs hatch a week earlier when they hatch will she give up on her own?
or vise versa, will or can a duck hatch a goose egg.
or should i remove one lot of eggs? i'm thinking if any i will move the duck eggs as the goose i'm told can be very fussy about their nest being moved. this is my first goose and gandar so forgive me this is all new to me. the goose i think may be going to sit at some point from the way she is behaving, making a lot of noise, honking hissing, guarding the "kennel".
i would like both ducklings and goslings, and as natural as poss so i want to encorage both sets of birds. but am i right when i was told that goose eggs are near impossable to incubate artifically?
and i'm reluctant to disturb the nest too much as i feel she might be trying to settle and ducks have already been in there, i would like her to nest where i can keep an eye on her check on her make sure she dosn't get too run down, worried if i disturb the nest even if it is to remove the duck eggs she may take the huff and move to somewhere in assesable to check on her, but feel the same with my ducks but she dosn't look or act like she's concidering sitting. x
any advise would be greatly apreciated