Geese breeding

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Days poultry, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Days poultry

    Days poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi can anyone help me my two year old goose laid her first clutch of eggs she sit on them for a hour then is off of them for an hour or two then sits then gets off is this normal for a first time mom
     
  2. jbird77

    jbird77 New Egg

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    Most geese do this while sitting on their eggs, whether a first time mom or not. They allow the eggs to cool off, it's good for the incubation process. Mama goosee knows best she'll take care of those eggs.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Mothers should get off the nest for 15 minutes or so to eat, drink, etc. but get back on right after. Most likely your hen is not broody or just a bad mother.
     
  4. Days poultry

    Days poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    When i last saw her she was sitting on them so will see what happens thanks for your replies [​IMG]
     
  5. Days poultry

    Days poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi please help me my gooses eggs were hatching and then my muscovy drake broke in to her cage and broke the eggs my goose is upset by all this can i buy day old goslings and put them under her
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    spring because that is when most [email protected] poultry the gosling died? I am so sorry. I am not sure if you will be able to find goslings this time of year unless you live where it's spring because that is when geese lay their eggs and hatch. Sometimes Chinese geese will lay in fall of the year and possibly hatch some goslings. You could try craigs list.
     
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  7. Days poultry

    Days poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply its

    spring here in south africa
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Probably won't have too much trouble locating gosling then. My pair of geese adopted 2 goslings one year and they were such great parents. A joy to watch.
     

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