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Is this true?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sianara, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Central MA
    I just read this excerpt on page 61 from the article "My long goose breeding saga" by Harvey Ussery in BackYard Poultry magazine Dec 2010/Jan2011:
    It is the "attentions" of the gander that bring on the hormonal changes that induce laying in the goose.

    The way I understand this is the goose will only lay eggs if there is a gander in the flock? I've never heard this statement before but admittedly I've only been researching geese for a few months now. I know it is true in Emus...
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I know a few people that only own female geese and they have laid eggs, so I will have to say no, I don't believe it's true.
     
  3. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 7, 2010
    Denmark
    Not true. My goose is laying now, and it's only seen a gander through a fence for 10 minutes back in August.
     

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