question about geese nesting season?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by bravevline, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. bravevline

    bravevline Songster

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    i read somewhere that geese have to eat greens before they can lay eggs? is this true? if so, will a bale of alfalfa help them start up? mine should lay their first eggs soon!!!
     

  2. starfliker

    starfliker In the Brooder

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    I don't think that's correct I have two chinese geese and they just started laying about two weeks ago and they have no greens at all, they're almost laying an egg a day
     
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  3. The goose girl

    The goose girl Songster

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    Agree with starfliker. Light and maybe temperature is what sets them off laying.
     
  4. RURU

    RURU Songster

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    The amount of light more so than temps because mine started laying a month ago. Most of the eggs have been frozen due to the super freezing temps. I am in the midwest in MO.
     

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