How to gather goose eggs?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by TerriLaChicks, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Since geese are so highly protective of their mates & eggs, how do you go about gathering eggs? Do you sneak up on the nest when they aren't around or what?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    It depends on the goose. And if they are broody or not.
    One of my geese, when broody, I am almost afraid of. [​IMG]
    I distract her by blocking her vision with a treat bowl in one hand as I reach under her with the other.

    The others just honk softy and sadly at me and make me feel really guilty as I take their eggs.

    Of course if they are not wanting to set the nest, I just gather them up daily.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The others just honk softy and sadly at me and make me feel really guilty as I take their eggs.

    That is what mine do. last year, one of my hens kept moving her nest all around the pen. I felt bad that I kept taking her eggs.​
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That is what mine do. last year, one of my hens kept moving her nest all around the pen. I felt bad that I kept taking her eggs.

    why? you don't think twice about taking a chicken's eggs, do you??
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:That is what mine do. last year, one of my hens kept moving her nest all around the pen. I felt bad that I kept taking her eggs.

    why? you don't think twice about taking a chicken's eggs, do you??

    no, they dont look so sad though. lol [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Quote:That is what mine do. last year, one of my hens kept moving her nest all around the pen. I felt bad that I kept taking her eggs.

    why? you don't think twice about taking a chicken's eggs, do you??

    Yeah I do.

    They stand half way up, look between their legs and say "boook-boook?"
     
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We basically have to sneak a hand in there or roll them out with a stick; we usually have 2-5 geese on a nest, so there gets up to 40 eggs at sometimes, but they never ever hatch any [​IMG]
     

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