Confused geese and eggs FS

Discussion in 'Geese' started by birdnutz, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some really confused toulouse geese. The weather here has been really crazy this year. Cold for a week,then warms up again. Obviously the geese figure spring has sprung.(I wish). Couldn't get a real good count(protective Mom and all). But I think there is 6 to 8 eggs that would be for sale.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Occassionally geese will lay a few eggs in the fall. They will then stop and start up again in late winter.

    You should test fertility first if you plan to sell them for hatching eggs. They may not be fertile.

    For eating eggs those would be excellent for holiday baking.
     
  3. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could break one open and check for a blastoma. If you use them for baking ,how do they compare to a large egg?1 equals 3 ?
    This spring they laid 12 and hatched 12. Do they breed in the fall?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not always. That's why I suggested testing fertility.
     
  5. vicki2x2

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    We just had a similar discussion on a goose list I am on. Someone hatched some late eggs and one of the goslings died. It was explained that these eggs are not good hatching candidates and are often weaker and die. I believe because the goose has depeleted her reserves over the spring months causing weaker goslings.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good point, vicki.

    Until I read the 12 and 12 hatched I was thinking these were newly maturing geese.
     
  7. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 12 of the eggs hatched. Ok I'll just use them in baking. How do you figure out the mix? Is it 1 goose egg = 3 large chicken eggs?
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, 1 goose eggs is about 3 chicken eggs.

    Sorry, my typo, I fixed it.
     
  9. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry to steal your post, but im trying to proove that all my geese are males, do they ALWAYS lay eggs in the fall?
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No. Late winter / early spring.
     

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