Pregenant goose questions

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Goose finatic, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Goose finatic

    Goose finatic Just Hatched

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    I am a new member and this is my first time having geese I have a 12-month-old roman goose and i need to know how to know if they are fertile and I need to know what to do
    and how long a male sperm can stay inside a female goose.
    she just laid one egg at 6:58 1/30/2017 PM[​IMG]
     
  2. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many girls and how many guys do you have? Also if you have a male around for a couple weeks then all eggs should be fertile.
     
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Do you just have the one goose or is there a gander as well? If there is a gander, have you observed mating? Determining fertility can be done one of two ways -- incubation with candling to check for development/waiting for hatching or cracking an egg (sacrificing it) to examine the germinal disc on the yolk to see if it was fertilized or not. The former avoids sacrificing a potential gosling, but takes more time and effort because you have to incubate it.
     
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  4. Goose finatic

    Goose finatic Just Hatched

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    I only have one female I had to get rid of the others cause there were Africans and Chinese geese and to aggressive to the children
     
  5. Goose finatic

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    I only have one I've had other in the past had to get rid of them but they have mated with my goose and she just got done laying one egg
     
  6. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but since you only have one girl the eggs wont be fertile.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How far in the past did you get rid of the last gander?
     
  8. Goose finatic

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    in July and June cause I lost of gander a roman goose to a dog and my mom got me some more


    and what are the chances of a wild goose mating with her[​IMG]
     
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  9. Goose finatic

    Goose finatic Just Hatched

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    are u still there
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    If your Roman female goose just laid her first egg yesterday and she hasn't been with a gander since last June her eggs are not fertile.

    @Goose finatic Welcome to BYC.. Take the eggs she lays and eat them or bake with them they are very tasty.
     
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