First goose egg.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by DUCKOBSESSED, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On Saturday I bought a pair of Sebastipol geese.they are 2.I had a Gander once and loved him. Well today when I checked on them there was an egg. I think it is theirs. (They are in quarantine with two female muscovies but the egg is big.) Now for the question. Do i just leave it with them? Will She go broody if i leave it?

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  2. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do geese lay every day? No egg today.
     
  3. Geese lay every other day.
     
  4. SHemphill

    SHemphill Out Of The Brooder

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    My brown Chinese has laid one if not two a day since I got her a week ago.
     
  5. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I thought that might be it. Thanks. I have never had a female goose before. Only ganders.
     
  6. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got another one today. They are hiding them. Does this mean they want to nest?
     
  7. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geese cover up the eggs in the nest to protect them from predators like crows. She'll go broody when she decides she has enough eggs to sit on, usually 10-15 eggs. Until she goes broody she'll not spend much time on the nest besides laying.
     
  8. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How will they do with moving the nest? They are in quarantine now and I want to know I should leave them in there the whole time or move them out after their time is up. Thanks!
     
  9. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why would you put them in quarantine? Are they sick? If it's because you want the goose to go broody, it's the wrong way to do that. Just let them roam and graze as usual; they'll figure it out all by themselves.

    They don't actually move the nest; they just find another place to lay eggs. Which is a sound thing to do if all eggs keep "disappearing".
     
  10. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought them this weekend. Want to make sure that they are ok before mixing with my flock.
     

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