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Goose going broody without any eggs??

Discussion in 'Geese' started by blueraven, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. blueraven

    blueraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well My silly Piper has decided that two eggs were enough for going broody cause. her and Ivory layed their egg at night in the same nest and then she decided to go and sit on them so I took them away from her and now she has lined her nest with down from herself and is sitting in an empty nest. I dont want her to go broody yet cause its to early in another week or to I will let her sit on her own eggs. So I have moved around the straw of her nest to try and hide it and I even remove her from the nest and i go back in later and there she is again in the nest. shes not aggressive at all she lets me pet her and I check for new eggs under her.

    can someone please let me know what i should do will she stop laying if she continues to sit cause i dont want that to happen.
    my other goose Ivory has no intrest in going broody as far as i can tell.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have a Muscovy duck sitting on nothing I just let it run it's course since it's so hard to break them.
     
  3. blueraven

    blueraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could I put eggs under her in a week and would she incubate them all the way through
     
  4. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    If she´s broody she´s highly unlikely to lay eggs. If she´s still sitting in a couple of weeks (she may get fed up in that time if there´s nothing there) she probably will be happy to brood the eggs, but there´s no real guarantee that a first-timer will stay the course. Some geese have a stronger instinct than others.
     
  5. blueraven

    blueraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shes still sitting on nothing i keep moving her off it i even force her outside but she comes back in and sits in the nest i covered up the nest and then put a bucket over the area and the next day i went in she had made a new nest.
     
  6. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she's trying to tell you something!
     
  7. blueraven

    blueraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to give her some eggs to sit on lol ??
     
  8. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG] lol
     
  10. blueraven

    blueraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well my other goose was till laying eggs and laied enough for a good amount, does anyone know a limit to how many eggs a goose can handle and can they handle duck eggs or are they to heavy. My goose took the eggs eagerly. and i candled them tonight and already little veiny embroys with a heartbeat. she is a very calm goose she doesnt try to bite at all. she just sits their being a little disturbed by me handling her eggs but just quickly nudges them back under her. i have 5 eggs under her wasnt sure how many she could handle her first clutch. all were fertile wow i was surprised. my male has been doing a good job. I have found it easier to get them to mate if i fill up the kiddy pool for them and they jump right in and get it done. lol my female often trys to mount my gander. silly.

    and now guess what she has also gone broody i hate it i want her to lay more eggs why can't the be laying machines. she layierd her nest with her own down. I dont know about you guys but it seems that is the sign of a goose going broody. again no eggs in the nest. in a dog kennel that i put straw in. So i am talking a local person that their goose isnt going broody with 9 eggs wow. so i offered to put fresh eggs under my goose and letting them have a few of the babies. they agreed.
     

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