My male pilgrim sitting in nest?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ozark hen, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Ok, we got our first geese, four pilgrims...two males and two females when they were two days old last April. This morning only three came outside to free range...fearing something got my fav one...I call him Goober and he will let us pet/hold him when he is in the mood...I went looking for him. I found him inside the huge nesting box. There was a large nest built around him and he was sitting in the middle. I checked when he got off the nest and there were no eggs in there. I was told to expect eggs by next Valentine's Day so all you Pilgrim owners...can you tell me what is going on?? They only eat from the yard as I was instructed until two weeks prior to V. D. and then told to put them on layer feed with milo in it. They sometimes do get into the chicken coop and help themselves but mostly show no interest in anything they can't find in the yard or field. They are full grown and gorgeous now.
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    When I had Pilgrims, they would take turns sitting on the nest, but the hen stayed on it the majority of the time.
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Again, my question is:
    Since there will be no eggs till about next Feb. why are they building a nest and why was my male sitting on it with nothing in it?? Is this normal so many months before the breeding/hatching season? He did it for a few hours and then free ranged with the rest of geese. Thanks for your input.
     
  4. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm no goose expert but I'd guess he's just getting in some early practice. I wouldn't worry too much about him.
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Some will actually lay a few eggs in the Fall.
     
  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Quote:Some will actually lay a few eggs in the Fall.

    A big thank you to you! LOL I went and checked today and although no one was sitting on the nest there was one egg..a first one for my "goobers". [​IMG]
     
  7. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Some will actually lay a few eggs in the Fall.

    A big thank you to you! LOL I went and checked today and although no one was sitting on the nest there was one egg..a first one for my "goobers". [​IMG]

    If you dont want those eggs id be more then glad to buy them off of you! Ive been looking for pilgrim eggs for months now! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Well, he found a chicken egg this morning and made a nest around it. He is getting anxious to get this show on the road. He is so funny. He is my fav. [​IMG] I can't wait for spring and babies!! [​IMG]
     
  9. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky you! [​IMG]
     
  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Oh, Awesome!!! Sounds like he is going to be a good gander. [​IMG]
     

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