My Yearling Sebastopol's First Eggs--a couple questions

Discussion in 'Geese' started by NEgoosegirl, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. NEgoosegirl

    NEgoosegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I've read not to hatch eggs from yearling geese because they're usually smaller than average. But it doesn't make much difference to me if they're a little small. I don't intend to use them for breeding. And when my Sebbie laid her first egg, it made all my resolve to wait till next year for goslings start melting. :)
    I found the thread on here about letting a yearling hatch her eggs and found it encouraging. Thanks everybody!
    But I'm wondering...Does anyone have any breed-specific reasons that I shouldn't let her brood if she wants to? Also, I'm thinking I might take her first clutch and then see if she wants to hatch the second--with the thought that later eggs might be larger. Does that sound like a good plan?
    I'd appreciate any feedback anyone might have on that! Thanks!
    Oh, and one more thing. Anyone know why my goose's beak and legs look so much paler than the gander's? Is it because she's laying? or could it be a vitamin/mineral deficiency?
    Sorry for so many questions in one post! :)
     
  2. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am most certainly interested in what others have to say. I am new to geese and would like to know what we should or should not be doing with our first eggs.
     

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