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Help! My goose laid an egg, what should I do?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by harroldfarmer, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. harroldfarmer

    harroldfarmer Hatching

    Mar 6, 2016
    I own two pilgrim geese, they are about 9 months and just laid their first egg. First of all, the geese are really protective over their single egg and our ducks nor chickens aren't. We are not able to raise another goose so we need to know why we should do. I can walk right to her and pet her all she will do is hiss the whole time, but never bites. Should we take it away when she sleeps?
    Note: She layed the egg outside, she sleeps in a shed. They are free roam and often swim in the lake.

  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Songster

    Dec 12, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Just take the egg. If they don't bite then what's the worst that could happen? :) Are they both female geese or one male and one female?
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2016
  3. harroldfarmer

    harroldfarmer Hatching

    Mar 6, 2016
    One female one male. The male is a less hostile than the female. We got them to eat, gonna try and put em' away now.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Is she setting the egg......do you want her too?
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    If you don't want to raise more geese, collect the eggs daily. That's one of the good things about raising fowl, their reproduction is easy to manage.

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