So, I was curious - either of these large enough to potentially be an egg from my (potential) girl?
I didn't SEE either of these laid, or even hear racket shortly before they were found. Both were found sorta abandoned in the front-ish yard area. I know Egg #1 wasn't there when I went through one direction to put some peas in the ground, and hoped I could keep an eye on the geese at the same time, but likely got distracted with the garden stuff. An hour or so later, there the torpedo one was, like "taa daa!"
This one, Egg #1, the Torpedo, is ever so slightly cream colored:
This one, Egg #2, Flat-bottom, obviously had a faulty shell. It was hard, but extremely thin. When I find one of these with my hens, I make sure to top off the free-choice oyster shell. (I assume that, if it's a goose egg, they know to seek out the calcium sources, too? I did add more 16% layer to their nightly snack mix, just in case, when I found it.)
Anyway, this was sorta behind my chicken tractor, which was nearly up against a fence to one of my garden areas. I spotted it when getting the egg from the tractor. No idea how long it was there, or, again, from who. Whoever it was needs some calcium, though!
Now, neither one of these eggs is anywhere near as small as even the largest hen egg I've ever found. Both were much larger. The faulty-shell one, Egg #2, Flat-bottom, is shown next to one of my Leghorn eggs, which are nearly every time the size/weight of Jumbo chicken eggs. The torpedo-looking one, Egg #1, was slightly longer than #2, but not as wide.
Any thoughts on whether either one of these MIGHT be a goose egg? Or do I have one or two very unhappy hens wandering around wondering what on earth happened to them?
(edited to fix a typo and clarify)
Edited by nightowl223 - 4/22/16 at 10:14pm