Goose Eggs Rolled into Pond - What to do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by whattheduck, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. whattheduck

    whattheduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2012
    Norfolk, VA
    I work in an industrial area on a large pond. We have geese EVERYWHERE and have been keeping our eyes on a couple nests. I've just been informed by my coworker (goose whisperer that checks on the geese families every spring/summer) that all of the eggs from one of the nests have rolled into the water. The mama has not returned that we are aware of (or can see from the window) and this is the 2nd clutch of eggs that have rolled into the water.

    I feel awful standing by but I know there are federal laws against taking eggs and such. What should I do? Should we move the eggs back into the nest? How long can eggs survive in cool water? Any suggestions or time lines I should keep in mind before intervening? I

    Any help is appreciated...

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