PLEASE HELP ME!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by RUDS, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Not sure a chicken egg will stand up to a goose sitting on them our being moved around next to goose eggs. 11 eggs sounds like she maybe getting close so just try and wait it out, some aren't happy till they have upwards to 20 so be sure to mark all the eggs so you can remove the oldest when she does begin to sit. Once she is in full broody mode you can begin to whittle down her clutch to a more reasonable amount by taking out the oldest dirtiest eggs.That is unless you want 15 to 20 goslings.
     
  2. RUDS

    RUDS Out Of The Brooder

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    Tank you guys. I have Put in chicken eggs, but will remove it again lol.

    Just a quick question again, for the last 2 nights my geese has been on her eggs the hole night but she gets off in the morning. Does this mean she is getting close to being broody or is this not right??
    I was with her now and she is lying on all the eggs as well as the chicken eggs?? Must i leave it or remove it???

    Regards
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I wouldn't leave the chicken eggs under her if they break which is likely since the shell on chickens eggs aren't tough like geese and ducks eggs you'll run the risk of bacteria getting into your gooses eggs.My water fowl ducks and geese start out laying on them at night, soon the broody hormones kick in and you'll have a full time broody. Your call on the chickens eggs.
     
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  4. RUDS

    RUDS Out Of The Brooder

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    I thank u so much i will remove them first thing tomorrow first thing.. thank u so much
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    You could be right, goose eggs are pretty hard.
    A friend's turkey hen hatched chicken eggs for me a couple times. Those are tough eggs too.
     
  6. RUDS

    RUDS Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning to all, When i got to the gees this morning she was still lying on her eggs since about 6 last night. About 6:30 this morning she has came off the eggs. I have removed the chicken eggs and as predicted one off the chicken eggs was broken luckily not bad so i could remove everything without harm.. do u guys think my gees is broody now?

    Thank you my friends for all the assistance so far.

    Rudi
     
  7. NatureChica

    NatureChica Chillin' With My Peeps

    How soon does she get back in her clutch?
     
  8. RUDS

    RUDS Out Of The Brooder

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    She has just returned and she is sitting again... is she broody???? Please say yesssssss???
     
  9. NatureChica

    NatureChica Chillin' With My Peeps

    From the time she gets off the eggs until the time she hops back on how much time has elapsed?
     
  10. RUDS

    RUDS Out Of The Brooder

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    Lets say between 20 and 30 min????
     

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