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Discussion in 'Geese' started by Rocky Hill, Dec 5, 2012.
Does anyone know at what age Sebastopol Geese start laying?
They can start laying at one year, but more likely at two years.
90% of sebbies lay the spring after they were hatched. So 2012 geese will lay spring of 2013.
I've heard that fertility is not that great first year & eggs may be small.....any truth to this?
My personal experience with our geese first year was one female laid two eggs, which were not fertile. i only had three geese at the time, one gander and two girls. We have five more geese this year, so will have to see how it goes. Celtic has a lot of experience so can give you a better answer.
Mine all lay very well their first season. No problems with fertility, even in exceptionally round and curly birds.
no laying or fertility issues here either. Our best layer last year (2012) was a 2011 white goose from pips&peeps. Not expecting anything less from her this year as she is on the same track as last year. She is for sale as are all of our whites and set to ship in spring to their new homes while we build the colored flock out to focus on it.