goose egg vs duck eggs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by bernie131, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. bernie131

    bernie131 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you tell the difference in a goose egg vs a duck egg? There are several Mallards and one Pekin duck and one white goose at the local college lake and I am finding eggs and wondered who is laying them. Don't really know the gender of the pekin or the goose.
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    goose eggs are much bigger than duck eggs
     
  3. bernie131

    bernie131 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so MUCH bigger because the ones in the nest are bigger then the largest chicken eggs but I was hoping for maybe a assessment with numbers (ie,...inches) or maybe an object comparison
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    well a duck egg is about the same as 2-3 chicken eggs, a goose is around 4-5 i think
     
  5. bernie131

    bernie131 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK,...Thanks,...well we definitely have a duck egg,....another question,..does it take a few days to candle it to see if it is fertilize, (if u don't crack it open)then I can make sure that I put it in the incubator and try to hatch it? About how many days? OR do you have to start the incubator and have it in there for a certain (?) amount of days to see if it is fertilize. Way to many females on the pond to tell who is laying them but I think it is the Pekin duck and possible a Mallard,...
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    it can take a few days to start to see the veins, yes you can then put in back in the incubator, as long as it hasn't been out that long.
    maybe 3 days to start to see the veins, about 8 and they are very easy to see.
     

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