I can't believe it's veining

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Germaine_11.20, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    I bought 4 african geese off of CL. 2 mated pairs. They are young and one of the girls started laying about a month ago.

    Each egg I gather and incubate and... nothing. But today I candled and it is veining. I can hardly believe it! Only issue is raising it over the winter. Ay yi yi. They get stinky inside.

    But it's veining!
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Congrats! [​IMG] Invest in noseplugs!
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Oh yeah, I know! I hatched out 2 this summer and was fine until they got a little bit older. Then the smell escalated!

    I just can't believe it was fertile this late in the year. Someone posted a while ago and said they rarely are. But I figured I'd try.

    I was wondering why she kept wandering away from the other geese. She didn't at first when she started laying. But those were not fertile.

    I was starting to worry that she was sick. She just wasn't herself.
    Yesterday I found her standing in the dog igloo. I think she wants to make a nest and can't decide where.

    I am going to stuff the igloo with some straw and see what happens. I'm not going to let her set on them, it's just too late. But at least I will know where to go to get them.
  4. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Songster

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    Oh how exciting! Keep us updated! I can't wait to see baby pics!
  5. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    My Coop
    Congrats [​IMG]

    Since the weather has cooled down this last couple of weeks..my ganders are already start to hiss at me..and I am like what is your problem..I keep telling them that behavior is uncalled for at this time of year..LOL

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