chinese geese nesting already.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by KWAK, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    I bought a trio of Chinese geese Saturday, today I realized they already have eggs in their barn. My question is if I leave the eggs will they freeze? I live in Michigan so it gets pretty cold at night.
    I don't have an incubator and the guy I got them from told me geese don't lay many eggs. how long will they lay for?
     
  2. Chinese geese are the "laying hens" of the goose world. They are known to lay 60-100 eggs a season. Mine normally lay starting in February and continue through June, giving an egg every other day if i keep taking the eggs. Thats a lot of eggs in 4 mos for me. If i leave the eggs they will lay until they have a clutch number that satisfies them and go broody.
    Im not sure about freezing where you are. Ive only lost goose eggs once to freezing that was last year & im two states south of you.
     

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