My goose started setting on the 28th of March and this morning when I checked on her she had 1 baby. I took my cane and lifted her up and their was the cutiest little gosling looking back at me. I just got back from feeding and watering for the night and I checked her again and she has 8. I think she had about 20 eggs under her. I really didn't expect her to hatch any because she won't be a year old until July 4th. I had to put my other goose in a seperate pen because she was going in the nest to and I was afraid the little ones might get stepped on and killed accidently.
Goslings are hatching
Congratulations!! Mine hatched out on Tuesday...I have 9 total. She was sitting on 11 or 12 eggs, but I found 2 that didn't make it out of the shell :( This is her first ones and she's not a year old yet either. She was so dedicated to sitting on them that I was really hoping she would get a couple for her efforts....now we have 6 girls and 3 boys yippee!!
Thats great. What breed are your geese and how do you tell the boys from the girls. I have 11 now. I found 1 dead in the nest and threw away 6 eggs that had rotted. I'm very pleased with her hatch. I ony wanted a couple now I'm going to have to find homes for some of them.
My babies that hatched yesterday and today. The date on there should be the 26th. Anyway I ended up with 11. They are pilgrims x toulouse.
Edited by Rosebud 18 - 4/26/12 at 6:15pm
Mine are pilgrim so it's fairly easy to tell who is who....the girls have the dark beaks (bills?) and are yellow with dark grey and the boys have a pinkish beak (bill?) and are yellow with a lighter grey colour on their back. The little girl is up by her head and the boy is under her wing, behind him is another girl. I am going to keep a couple of the girls and will have to sell the rest. They are so precious though and I love to sit and watch them