goose eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by b.hromada, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I hope I have this in the right place! What do people use goose eggs for? I mean, like, are they also good for baking, like duck's eggs are? Any advice would be appreciated. thanks! [​IMG]
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    After I go get 93 chickens, my husband says to me a couple days ago, "you know I really would like some goose eggs." He remembers them from his childhood. They are like 3 chicken eggs, he says. Very good, he says.

    After my coops are full.

  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Just be aware (since I just looked it up yesterday) that geese don't lay many eggs at all. I once had male Chinese geese, so I don't really know much about goose eggs myself, just my hubby.
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Thanks! I've got a brown African Goose. She's a silly thing! I know that I would use my Pekin duck's eggs for baking. Let me tell you, they make your baked goods extra great!! [​IMG]
  5. Shiloh Acres

    Shiloh Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2010
    I only ever used mine for hatching. They lay precious few and I had too many chicken and duck eggs to eat goose eggs.

    If you have one laying infertile eggs though, if it were me, I'd use them as duck eggs. Reserved for baking, since they are better for it than chicken eggs. I dunno, you might be able to sell them blown out, or use them for crafts yourself if you do things like that. I had planned to dye blown eggs as Christmas tree ornaments if they were infertile. Luckily I got goslings instead. I've also seen beautiful carved eggs but I'm not sure how easy/difficult it would be to do.
  6. Yazzo

    Yazzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2010
    I usually don't eat goose eggs, although they're great for that too: I blow them out, and was thinking of selling them as craft items, or I let them hatch. [​IMG]
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Goose eggs in my opinion are much much better in taste than duck eggs..(my female goose died last year unfortuntely)...when I had ducks and geese the ducks eggs tasted really mucky, I guess from scooping up the grass etc..from the pond, the goose eggs were great to eat and bake with..the duck eggs were only good for baking in my opinion. I keep saying I am going to get some more ducks and keep them up in a pen with a kiddy pool and see if the eggs taste any different. Geese lay about 40-60 eggs a year vs. ducks and chickens can lay lots more..some ducks are more prolific than chickens.
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    thanks everyone. I will use them for baking. I know that the duck eggs were really rich, and they too were great for baking. Can't say that I'd want to eat one, say fried? Now my goose's eggs are a chalky white egg. The ducks eggs were an off white color, with like a waxy film on them. Guess its because of what kind of nest they keep? [​IMG]

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