Geese laying in the winter

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by matthew bridges, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. matthew bridges

    matthew bridges New Egg

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    I have one goose that just started laying egg. It starting to get cold. At night Do I need to do something to keep the eggs warm or will the goose do it all
     
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  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Are you hoping that your goose goes broody and remains on the eggs until they hatch?
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I wouldn't think a goose would go broody so late in the year. Just because she lays an egg doesn't mean she wants to hatch it. For better information please check out the "Goose thread."
     
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about geese, but definitely post on our Geese section in Other Backyard Poultry under the Forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our geese experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  5. matthew bridges

    matthew bridges New Egg

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    yes. An she just setting on them. An when they hatch will she be able to to keep them warm.
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    I hope you got your answer in the Geese forum. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

    What breed of geese do you raise?
     
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  9. milkweeds

    milkweeds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello................I realize your blog was a couple years ago...this is 2017.....I have a goose that lays in winter and I would like her to hatch a couple babies as she has tried before and failed .....she sat on them eggs for 6 weeks....I had to force her off and get her to go eat and walk around....I am wondering how you handled it...I would like her to hatch them but wondering if they would freeze in the winter...any suggestings..jean
     
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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You might want to post this over in the 'Goose' forum. First the gander may not be breeding her this late in the season. Next if the eggs get severely chilled or frozen that may not be viable. To raise goslings in the winter, supplemental heat might be needed if ambient temperatures are extremely low.
     
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