Help! Goose just laid an egg with no shell - can it be saved?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by happydog, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. happydog

    happydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has a nest in her house with 4 eggs in it. But this one she laid outside. So maybe she knew there was something wrong with it?

    It's still warm, I brought it inside. Can I put it in the incubator? Or should I just dispose of it?

    Is this a common thing or a nutritional deficiency? This is her second year laying eggs, never had it happen before. Or at least if she did I never saw it, but this time I was right there. Is there anything I can/should do for her?
     
  2. 84chevy

    84chevy New Egg

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    it has no chance. the shell is the main part of protection from bacteria, just throw it away, i also have a goose sitting on a nest of 10 eggs right now, it will be my first time hatching geese
     
  3. happydog

    happydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid of that. I was just coming in to make breakfast when my husband saw her lay it. I guess I could make an omelet out of it. [​IMG]

    Last year I tried incubating her eggs. Only one hatched, and it only lived a few days. This year I'm going to trust her to do it all.

    Thanks for the quick help.
     

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