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Help! My goose laid an egg, what should I do?

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I own two pilgrim geese, they are about 9 months and just laid their first egg. First of all, the geese are really protective over their single egg and our ducks nor chickens aren't. We are not able to raise another goose so we need to know why we should do. I can walk right to her and pet her all she will do is hiss the whole time, but never bites. Should we take it away when she sleeps?

Note: She layed the egg outside, she sleeps in a shed. They are free roam and often swim in the lake.

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Just take the egg. If they don't bite then what's the worst that could happen? smile.png Are they both female geese or one male and one female?
Edited by XxMingirlxX - 3/6/16 at 2:34pm
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Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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One female one male. The male is a less hostile than the female. We got them to eat, gonna try and put em' away now.​

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One female one male. The male is a less hostile than the female. We got them to eat, gonna try and put em' away now.​

Is she setting the egg......do you want her too?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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:welcome

 

If you don't want to raise more geese, collect the eggs daily. That's one of the good things about raising fowl, their reproduction is easy to manage. 

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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