Lone goose gone broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by txbirdlady, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. txbirdlady

    txbirdlady In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2018
    Hi all,
    So I have a tufted roman goose that is in her first season of laying eggs. She is the only goose in a flock with two female ducks and several hens and one rooster, so there is no way her eggs are fertilized. I've been taking her eggs for weeks and she has now gone broody in the hen house. When she left the nest today I took her egg and the two duck eggs in her nest and messed up the bed she'd made for herself and her eggs. :( I feel so bad! The nest was all cozy and the eggs were nice and warm!
    Will she stop being broody on her own if there aren't any eggs in the nest?
  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Welcome to BYC. I don't know about geese, but chickens will continue to brood on an empty nest and go way beyond reasonability of time. Give her something to hatch or try to break her broodiness.
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