Average point of lay for geese and hatching?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by HallFamilyFarm, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
    What is the average point of lay age for geese?

    American Buff?

    Brown Chinese?

    What age will the eggs be fertile for hatching?
  2. ultasol

    ultasol Songster

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    For the small/medium breeds you can expect a moderate clutch of fertile eggs their first breeding season. For some breeds, such as the Dewlap Toulouse and Exhibition Embdens, you may get some eggs the first year but there is very little likelihood that they will be fertile.

    My americans buffs that were born in July did lay their first breeding season (subsequent year), but the clutch was later than their parent's clutches and the number of eggs laid per goose was smaller.

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