Conflicting info: At what age do geese lay eggs?

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

  1. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Songster

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    Must have been a Chinese!!!!
    And that doesn't mean your male is infertile, that's very young for a goose, she may not have actually been able to accept the male correctly. Maybe they were not actually mating.
     
  2. chrisngo73

    chrisngo73 In the Brooder

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one with geese and egg question :)
    I have a couple of 10-11mths old geese that are sexually active for a month now but have not shown any sign of laying. I also have 4 >5yrs old rescued geese that I havent seen being sexually active and none of them laying. my 3yrs old goose has started laying 3 weeks ago.

    Question is; will the 2 near year old lay this year? and will the >5yrs lay at all?
     
  3. servpolice

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    All your geese should lay any week now. They prefer laying when the weather is warmer so I don't know if you have cold weather? They still lay in cold weather though during warm days they usually start.
    But they should lay
     
  4. chrisngo73

    chrisngo73 In the Brooder

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    keeping all fingers crossed! :)
     
  5. Bluewater57

    Bluewater57 Chirping

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    My African Geese saga----
    I've finally figured out what's been going on here. McMurray Hatchery didn't send me a matched pair to begin with!
    I've had 2 females all along. One was killed last year.
    I hatched another...I thought was another female. Turns out I now have a MALE!
    SO...The other female has now mated with him and has been producing eggs since April. I hatched 3 so far and they're beautiful!
    12 more in incubator.
    I also have been certified by the state of Tennessee. It's all turned out great!
     
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  6. quackenboss

    quackenboss Chirping

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    My five month old White Chinese x African cross has laid two small eggs in the last three days, and her sister is acting broody. Their mother started laying at nine months.
     
  7. GCTDmomma

    GCTDmomma Hatching

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    My African started laying at eight months old, and layed 33, yes 33, eggs this last year. Her mate is a Buff and the same age. I incubated 11 eggs from her and every one was fertile! She hatched two that I left for her. They're all beautiful babies, and are very unique. Apparently, I was very lucky to have so many fertile! Can't wait for next year!
     
  8. Georgia Birdlady

    Georgia Birdlady In the Brooder

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    Same here... my 5 month old Toulouse started a month ago making nests in the yard. Today she laid an egg in one of them. Shocked me.... larger than my duck eggs...
     
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  9. MorningCrowing

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    ;)We have three geese we got in April 2018 and one just started laying October! That’s not 2 years lol
     
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  10. MorningCrowing

    MorningCrowing In the Brooder

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    ( It’s a white Chinese )
     

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