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Goose need nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by DoctorGoose, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    So, when exactly to geese start laying? 5 months? Do they need nesting boxes like chickens?
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Mine just take over the chickens' nest boxes. Who is going to argue with a goose? [​IMG]

    Mine started laying about 7 or 8 months.
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Your geese may or may not lay in the first year. Geese lay annually during winter (typically January through March) regardless of when they are hatched. From what I have experienced, the goose picks a spot to lay her eggs. Even if you grab them to put in the incubator, she'll keep going back to the same spot.

    From what I have read, if you want to have a broody goose sit on her clutches, it's best to put up a shelter around where she is laying her eggs rather than trying to pre-determine where she will lay. 3 or 4 straw bales should do the trick.

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