goose eggs

slightlyscrambled

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okay so my geese have picked up their laying again but it is still cold here. I would like to let them hatch a clutch this spring but I cant leave the eggs in the nest untill they actually stay on the nest, the eggs will freeze. My questions are...

1. How long can I store the eggs and how do I store them?

2. Also if I continue to take the eggs from the nest wont this detour them from setting? So could/should I put fake eggs in the nest.


I would really only want about 3-4 goslings per goose(I have two geese).
Thanks for ALL advice.
 

D'Angelo N Va.

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No, taking the eggs from the nest will not deter them one bit. If they get the broody instinct, they will still sit on the ones left regardless.
 

slightlyscrambled

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okay thanks. do you know how long I can keep their eggs before it really affect fertility? and whats the best way to store them until they go broody?
 

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