eggs...some advice, please.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by thanasis, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. thanasis

    thanasis Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I d like a piece of advice as I m new to it..its been 12 days since I saw my goose laying her first egg ever!!! (she´s 11 months old) and trying to make a nest around it with some little pieces of branches she found there. Now there are 8 eggs. I decided not to take them away as I thought she´d sit when she would like to. The thing is that 2 of my chickens like eating eggs and I saw them trying to break the eggs without succeeding it but they destroyed the nest and I found all the eggs scattered around instead of being kind of burried between the small branches.

    So, shall I take the eggs away and when she sits I can put them back? And will she sit on one egg?
    Or shall I burry them again and leave them there? I really would love to have some new born geese.
    Or shall I separate her? Or separate the greedy chickens?

    Thanks,

    Thanasis
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Unfortunately, first time moms are often a bit fickle.

    She might start to sit, then abandon the nest.

    To help her decide to sit, I would remove the chickens.
     
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Oh, I didn't answer all of your questions...silly me.

    You can leave all of the eggs there, or take away some. I think that she might be more inclined to sit if there are several eggs there, so definitely more than one. However, with a first time mom you just never know.
     
  4. thanasis

    thanasis Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a lot!!!
     

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