Goose Eggs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by MamacatPatch, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. MamacatPatch

    MamacatPatch Songster

    Jul 10, 2007
    We've got six geese and we 'think' two are females, only because of the feathers missing on the back of their necks. This is their first spring as adults and our first batch of geese so I'm still learning the 'geese' ropes. Heh.

    They were laying very well and we were getting a couple eggs a day which we'd gather up to eat! Needless to say, they didn't like that much and now I cannot find any nests or eggs! I cannot believe they'd STOP laying eggs as it IS spring and 'love' is in the air and all that, ahem.

    Would they stop laying eggs on purpose because we're raiding the nests or are they just really really good at hiding the nests now? I hate being outsmarted by a goose!! We don't want MORE geese ... six is plenty for us.

    Those goose eggs are mighty tasty!!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2011

  2. GarlicEater

    GarlicEater Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Gilroy, CA
    Well, mine have slowed down laying, you might try looking around for nests, or try moving their nest-houses around so they try the "new" locations.
  3. queenbeezz

    queenbeezz Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    For the last couple years I have been breaking up nest of my three females. Yours are laying somewhere else, I guarantee it. Just keep a watch out and they'll eventually slip up and reveal their hiding place.

    Aside from omlets, I use the eggs in about everything, quiche, wonderful for baking cakes. One goose eggs to two chicken eggs for any recipe. I find that the yolk is thicker and richer than a chicken. There is no taste difference, matter of fact my picky kids were eating goose eggs for weeks before I told them.

    Eventually they will slow down laying and come to a stop but this time of year they should still lay regularly. Mine start in February and go thru at least May laying one egg about every other day.
  4. Senna95

    Senna95 Songster

    Apr 6, 2010
    Mine tend to lay for a few weeks, then take a break of a week or so (where they lay only one or two eggs between the 5 of them), and then start up again. I got 30 eggs in the first 2 weeks, and none in the last week, and new they're at it again!

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