Nesting Goose

Discussion in 'Geese' started by AuntT, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. AuntT

    AuntT Out Of The Brooder

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    :eek: I have a goose question. My Harriet has made a nest of about 15 eggs. She started setting 3 days ago. She gets off the nest twice a day to eat/drink/socialize with Ozzie. She is off the nest for about an hour at a time. Is that too long. I am afraid the eggs will get cold and stop developing.
     
  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt it. I haven't raised geese, but I read an article in a magazine years ago that showed a pair of wild Canada geese guarding their flooded nest-the eggs were mostly under water. Later, when the water went down, they went back to brooding, and hatched every one!
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting off the nest is normal i just havent heard of a goose laying 15 eggs lol
     
  4. AuntT

    AuntT Out Of The Brooder

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    Harriet had alot more than 15 eggs. I was pulling some of them because they overflowed the nest. I pulled the oldest weekly. She has been laying since end of Feb. We ate some of her eggs, but I really wanted her to set
     

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