1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Geese nesting together, steeling and eating each others egg's

Discussion in 'Geese' started by charlieball, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. charlieball

    charlieball Out Of The Brooder

    16
    0
    24
    Jul 22, 2014
    Wenvoe, cardiff
    Hi there,
    Were thought we would see if our geese could hatch their own egg's this year. ( we incubated egg's last year and we did quite well).
    2 of our 3 girls have got broody and are sitting. They have taken to nesting right tight close to each other.
    They steel each other's egg's all the time and are now eating some of the egg's.
    Looks like we have lost some babies. We know there were a few egg's close to hatching but where they have been rolled around as they try and steel them.
    How can we stop them from eating egg's and steeling them from each other?
     
  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    3,346
    112
    183
    Oct 10, 2013
    Ireland
    They don't eat the eggs and the constant stealing caused the eggs to crack which eventually break.
    Separate the nests further apart so they can't do it anymore.
    This is just like two geese sharing one nest which never goes well ;)
    Just move the nests away from eachother and all should be fine
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by