the goose had started t build a deeper nest and had 6 eggs in it, she was getting pretty noisie when ever anyone went near her nest and was acting (so i'm told) very much like a goose getting ready to sit, on the 8th i had a peep and the eggs were no longer neatly in the nest, they were all over the floor of the kennel she has chosen, i left the eggs where they were hoping she would gather them up more, but yesterday when i went up there was a 7th egg and a couple of the others had been pushed out all together, i collected these is the morning, popping to one side for safe keeping, in the afternoon 4 more were out, i persume the newest egg was a keeper. so i have gethered them all, today there is an 8th egg. i left it. i have taken the other 6 home and candled and weighed them, they range from 190g to 205g. and none are cracked and have a small air sac on the top which looks to be intact. any ideas why she has done this, there are only the 2 geese but are other birds, the duck that was laying with her at the start of this post has moved nest and has about 15 or 16 eggs in her nest, and with out wanting to disturb her nest too much i can't see any other birds using her nest. any suggestions as to what my next move should be? should i just forget these eggs or give her them back or something else. any advise from more experienced goose keepers would be great, i am trying to learn fast, but wasn't expecting eggs so soon lol x
Since i don't let my geese and ducks nest in same area maybe @jchny2000 can advise what would be best to do. I'm thinking maybe another bird did this but just a guess
@sweety birds she sounds like a new mom. Ducks and geese will sometimes sit together if raised together. I am wondering if the duck isn't trying to take the eggs. What type of nest does the goose have?