Egg eating goose how to fix???

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jack & mommy's duckies, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. jack & mommy's duckies

    jack & mommy's duckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last week I found a broken egg....thought darn someone must have stood on it or something. But today I found another one, yolk and everything gone. Just the shell was left.

    Now what, how do I fix this??? I'm not even sure who is doing it....there are 2 girls and a gander to pick from.

    Ughhhhh, I try to collect eggs 3-5 times a day (depending on if I'm at work or not) not sure what else to do it this keeps happening [​IMG]
     
  2. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a predator.. geese dont really do this.
     
  3. jack & mommy's duckies

    jack & mommy's duckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked out the egg more...and looks like a soft shelled egg. There is a shell but it is soft for sure. I'll take them out some oyster shell in the morning and see if that helps. But I'm sure it is a goose.
     
  4. BAMABIRDS

    BAMABIRDS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 choices
    1-sell the geese
    2-eat the geese
    3-kill the geese

    once a breed of poultry starts eating eggs it's nearly impossible to stop them
     
  5. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jack & mommy's duckies :

    I checked out the egg more...and looks like a soft shelled egg. There is a shell but it is soft for sure. I'll take them out some oyster shell in the morning and see if that helps. But I'm sure it is a goose.

    If the eggs are soft shelled that is the problem you want to fix. The soft shells are extremely easy to break, and moisture evaporates from them quickly. A broken egg will attract bugs, slugs, rodents and wild birds and they can finish the contents off in a very short time. I'm sure if you give your geese oyster shell your problem will be gone.​
     
  6. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We agree on this at least, I have seen Crows and Gulls break eggs and eat contents, Herons are reported to do so also but I have never seen them.
     

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