My geese have started eating my chicken eggs! How do I stop them?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Mary Coleman, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Mary Coleman

    Mary Coleman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens began laying about a month ago and we were getting about three eggs a day then suddenly we weren't getting any eggs at all. I placed an egg in the middle of the coop as a test and waited. Eventually my geese came wobbling along and start chowing down on the egg! Since then I've caught them eating eggs two other times and I dont know how to stop them. Apparently my geese are the only geese who eat eggs because I cannot find anything online to help me. Ive heard of people hollowing out an egg and filling it with mustard to stop chickens from eating their eggs, but would that work for geese? Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get the chicken nests up off the ground. Geese can not reach 2' off the ground so start there.
     
  3. sheetmetaltom

    sheetmetaltom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you block off the chickens nest boxes and make openings that only the chickens can fit through. then the geese wont be able to eat any eggs
     
  4. Mary Coleman

    Mary Coleman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can try and get the nest boxes off the ground. I dont know why I didnt think of that before *duh* :rolleyes: As far as geese go, is it a common thing for them to eat chicken eggs? And its only chicken eggs. They never eat their own eggs...
     
  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never heard of geese eating chicken eggs either.
     

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