how old do African geese need to be befor they lay eggs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by cat1994, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
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    Hi all Im new [​IMG] any way I have 3 african geese and they are 5 months old one of them is acting like its going to lay an egg. It is scratching out a hole in the dirt like a nest and sitting in it like it is going to lay an egg but it doesnt it just gets up after a littel bit and walks away but the next day its back and it does they samething all over again

    Here they are as babys running to greet me
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    Here they are now
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  2. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cant answer but i have to say the first pic is absolutely great [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Occasionally a goose will lay in the fall of the year it was born, but most geese wait until the following spring before laying.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Soccer Mom's africans started laying last November I believe, when they were just 5-7 months old, so it is certainly possible that yours will lay soon. [​IMG]
     
  5. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine from Soccermom started laying at about 5.5 months.
     
  6. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hummmm mine are about that age too...

    Those babies are so cute!
     
  7. Novaleigh

    Novaleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nana (my african goose) was hatched April 12. It is now August 26. For the past 2 weeks, she has been scratching out a "nest" and laying in it for a while, then getting up after a few hours and goes about her day. Today, she refuses to get up! I checked under her, no egg. She is acting like a broody chicken!

    I am watching her, and she is gathering grass and shoving it underneath her.... she is building her nest [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2012
  8. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Interesting!! I have 10 female africans between 3-6 months old and a pair of females that are 1.5+ year old. How common is egg laying in the fall? Do they go through a typical spring breeding season compete with gander behavior changes? Is it more geographical in nature?
     
  9. Novaleigh

    Novaleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 days ago, Nana was trying to build a nest. Today? She laid her first egg!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     

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