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Goose breeding newbie!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by grasspack, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. grasspack

    grasspack Songster

    Apr 6, 2011
    Deering NH

    I have 5 Gorgeous Pilgrim Geese, 3 girls and 2 boys. I love them to pieces. I really want to grow my flock this year. I really could use some advice on how to go about doing this. I would like to have Mom hatch some and I would also like to incubate some to sell.

    I just ordered my first incubator. I am so excited and can't wait for it to get here.

    One of my hens just started laying. She has laid 5 eggs so far but isn't "sitting" yet. I have seen them doing the deed in the pool that I change out daily for them.

    Are geese eggs really difficult to hatch? Only one of hens are laying right now. Should I just leave the eggs in the nest that she has laid?

    So excited....in cold old NH.


  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Congratulations on your new geese, as for all your questions I really can't answer since i only have a gander with my muscovy ducks but hopefully someone will be able to now that I get you back at the top...

  3. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

    Sep 20, 2011
    Are you planning to keep the goslings you hatch to add to your flock? I ask because breeding Pilgrims that are related will result in goslings with knobs and long skinny necks that are a very undesirable trait in the breed. If you want to breed it's best to get unrelated stock.

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