My Embden goose finally started sitting on her eggs today. She has been laying for nearly 2 months, and I threw out 25 eggs that went bad a couple of weeks ago. She has 7 eggs now. This is my first year with a potential mom and I have a few questions.
Will she continue to lay eggs now that she is on the nest?
If I move her nesting box to a more protected area now, will she still sit on the eggs?
Should I change the nesting material now that she is settled in?
How long will she stay on the nest?
How can I make her the most comfortable?
How can I discipline dad so that he will not get more aggressive? He learned not to bite by grabbing his bill, and now he stops when I wave a finger at him and yell "no," but I noticed he was more protective today.
If the eggs hatch, could I sneak some additional babies into the bunch and avoid the brooder? I want to add another breed, but past attempts have not had a good outcome.
Thanks for your help.
Edited by plantcityhomestead - 4/7/12 at 11:59am
Geese: Embden, Gray Saddleback Pomeranians
Chickens: Australorp, Bantam Cochin, Delaware, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex
Dogs: Australian Shepherd, Catahoula Cats: Tuxedo
Looking For: Barnevelder