Goose breeding newbie!!

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

  1. grasspack

    grasspack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    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.

    Alice
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    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

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    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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