First timer!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by gbortz, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. gbortz

    gbortz New Egg

    Apr 30, 2016
    Hi all!

    My neighbor's free-ranging group of three males and two females chose my back yard to lay their respective clutches. The girls have been sitting beautifully and we have them contained. As of yesterday, we have 1 sweet little gosling running around, 13 remaining eggs and one chick who died halfway out of the egg. The males are (naturally) super-territorial and I cannot get close enough to remove the body of the dead baby. Will it hurt anything to leave it in place until I can figure out how to corral the boys? I'm kind of worried about insects (ants) getting too close to the nest and harming any other potential goslings.

    Thank you for any advice or insight.
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    I am not familiar with geese, but I would bet money the geese (gosling included) will happily eat any insect that comes near them.

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