Is this nesting or something else?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sydney13, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    today my goose has been sitting down a lot near her water bowl. She is acting normal and flying around but has been doing a lot of sitting and preening. a week ago i saw her starting to build a nest so i was wondering if this is just nesting behavior? she is 4.5 months old so starting to get ready to lay.
    has anyone ever seen this in a goose before they lay eggs?
  2. Jenifer Kraus

    Jenifer Kraus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    She might be , what kind is she
  3. floridaquilter

    floridaquilter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2010
    Crescent City, FL
    4.5 seems young for her to nest..maybe she is practicing. My geese would make a nest to lay in and seem to spend alot of time preening too
  4. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    she is a production toulouse. the strange thing is she was doing the nesting thing a lot yesterday and hasn't done it at all today
  5. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    That is what my African goose did untial see finally laid her frist egg. She would just sit in her lil nest she made for the whole day, not laying a egg or anything. The next day she wouldn't even look at the nest. She did this for about a week off and on and then one mron she laid her frist egg. now she laies one every other day

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