Geese out in the rain on eggs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by paintedbynature, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. paintedbynature

    paintedbynature Just Hatched

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    All my geese layed their eggs out in the yard with no cover they are sitting the eggs. Will they be okay it rains here a lot in the spring. Ive hatched out some with the hatching guide already. Should i just take them or can they handle it.
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, leave them. My guinea hen layed her eggs in our landscaping in the front of our house last year and rained on her plenty of times. She was fine and the babies hatched fine.

    ETA after all, wild birds get rained on all the time.
     
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  3. paintedbynature

    paintedbynature Just Hatched

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    Thanks i thought the same thing i guess im just worried thats all. Just overthinking it
     
  4. paintedbynature

    paintedbynature Just Hatched

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    The ones i hatched came out of a first timer who still wont sit. I really want them to hatch with their parents a lot less work on me.
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't worry. I thought about covering her when it rained but knew that would probably bother her and perhaps cause her to abandon the nest.
     
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