Conflicting info: At what age do geese lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Friend2Fowl, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. flockman

    flockman Songster

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    My geese always started the spring after they hatched. Right about 1 year of age.
     
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  2. Bluewater57

    Bluewater57 Chirping

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    I hatched an egg from EBAY because my female was killed by a opossum, which left my male all alone. Out of four eggs, 1 was hatched, luckily it was a female. She will be 3 months Thursday....I found an egg today in the hen house.
    Has anyone experienced this??
     
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  3. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Wow, never! I am totally shocked. Is he breeding with her?
     
  4. Bluewater57

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    I really haven't noticed anything yet. I feel like trying to hatch the egg!
    He is 3 yrs old and was very depressed after his mate was killed, I almost lost him too.
    I know he has been very good with her as far as showing her things and she follows him everywhere.
    He has made a huge turn around.
     
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  5. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Oh yes, they mourn. Geese are a true flock bird. I have an Embden quad, and my Big fella really ignores the other 2 hens for the most part. "His" hen.. does not let her out of his sight.
    So glad to hear he is improving quickly, I am convinced you saved him.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    My Buff goose was 4 months old when my Embden gander 7yrs was mating with her and she was receptive. No egg though till she was 9 months old. Are you absolutely sure on her age. That maybe a first.
    So happy he has made a turn around they are so devoted to their mates.
     
  7. milkweeds

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    Hello folks..............I have tuffed Toulouse, they were born June 20th of 2015....they were bought as a pair and the girl has laid 4 eggs in the past 2 weeks..( Jan 2016 ) ..the first egg had 2 yokes.....so we have decided to see if they are fertile ( since we see them breed) and placed them in the incubator....has anyone had any luck with baby goslings from a young mom? I heard they are not fertile the first season, but thought I would at least see for myself.....anyone else ever hatch baby goslings from 8 month old Mama Goose?
     
  8. Carrosaur

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    It's possible yes. They just usually aren't as successful as two year old+ geese.
     
  9. Bluewater57

    Bluewater57 Chirping

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    My African female was 3 mos old when she started laying...very broody. None of her 15 eggs were fertile. Question is if my gander is fertile!
     
  10. servpolice

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    3 months :hmm
    Youngest I ever heard a goose to lay! Are you sure it isn't a Chinese female!
     

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