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Interested in geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Forgotten Times, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Forgotten Times

    Forgotten Times Out Of The Brooder

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    Question: do geese lay eggs daily like chickens?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    They do not. They are seasonal layers and lay only during their breeding season, which is usually early to late spring.
     
  3. Forgotten Times

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    Am I wrong by assuming that they lay in spring and if so how long do they lay
     
  4. Percheron chick

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    Usually March to June. Depending upon breed it might be 20-80 in the season. They will lay every 2-3 days.
     
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    If you're looking for eggs, I'd recommend ducks. I think they have a longer laying season, and they lay a bit more than chickens, as I've heard? Their eggs are also larger, and some people swear tastier/less allergenic.
     
  6. Forgotten Times

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    Is there a better or worse breed for duck egg production
     
  7. pomnovice

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    Absolutely. Specialised breeds such as the white layer duck lay over 300 per year on average.
     
  8. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Some are definitely better for laying. There are hybrids like golden 300s made to lay a lot of eggs. Then you also have heritage breeds like Welsh Harlequins and Indian Runners that lay well if you want to stick to a real breed and not a hybrid.
     

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