She Laid another egg--what is going on???

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Germaine_11.20, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Well one of the girls (probably Lucy) laid another egg this morning. At least I think it was this morning. The DH let them out of the pen early this a.m. so I didn't really pay much attention to them. Around noon I went out to check the chickens as I am walking by the goose pen I see an egg in the corner of the pen in the dirt!

    I thought they weren't supposed to lay this late in the year. What I have noticed is that yesterday I filled up their big black rubber waterer. It is large and they like to squeeze their body in there and bathe.
    Lucy was bathing and then Padfoot jumped in and well.... you know. Anyway--today there is an egg. It is pretty dirty and I don't know if it could have frozen or not. It has been cold.
    I just washed it gently with a bit of warm water and put it in the incubator. I already have one in there that is veining and a baby goose in the living room.
    I think I am going to have to go back to the little waterers or I will never stop incubating. This is odd.

    But on a different fun note I took the baby goose and opened up the living room window and it was peeping or whatever sound you would say they make.
    The other geese who were at least 50 feet away all looked up and listened, alert. Then they started honking and coming toward the window. They stood out there honking until I put the baby back in the brooder and closed the window.
    Do you think they would hurt it if I put her on ground? I am not going to try, I was just curious.
     
  2. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    There's a woman on ebay who has 9 Embden eggs for auction. She's also had Pilgrim eggs that she's auctioned off and this is her 3rd or 4th Embden egg auction.

    Who knows what's going on.

    Laurie
     
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Well rats, I missed out on the Pilgrims? My girl got killed by a coyote a few months ago and I have a lone male Pilgrim. I will have to watch closer. Thank you for posting and for that info.
     
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I don't have geese, but I noticed the same thing with my Cayuga...I thought she was done laying, and then she started back up again. And I haven't put any lights in the coop to keep them laying or anything.
     
  5. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Wow, thanks for sharing. It must just be a weird year or something. But I am not going to complain. I think it's fun!
     
  6. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    If she posts more Pilgrim eggs, I'll let you know.

    Laurie
     
  7. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    My Saxony and Appleyard have been laying every day for a while now. I am so no complaining!
     
  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Quote:I would appreciate that! I would love to have somemore Pilgrims. I think they are lovely and I hate seeing the one boy left out of the group.

    He is allowed to be by the Africans only when they free range. He won't go in the pen with them because they grab him by his feathers and pull.

    I am glad that others are getting eggs too. Is anyone planning on incubating them?
     
  9. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:grrr mine arent but then again they were hatched this spring
     
  10. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:I don't think so but you can't be sure. I had a person give me a week old that was the only survivor of a dog attack that wiped out the rest of the geese (he was found under the dead gander). My flock was without goslings because the only gander was shooting blanks. The first time I put him out in the sun while I was cleaning out his brooder all 3 geese and the gander gathered around and made soft coments at him. When I went to pick him up and put him in the brooder he let out a distress call and all four of the adults went for me. I put him back down and looked for the silver lining. I figured if Big Mama would accept him he would be safe since she ruled with an iron bill. Put him with her and she adopted on the spot. The 5 of them retired to the pool where baby got to wash the man stink off him, I retired to the house to see how much damage was done to my legs. Then I put away the brooder. He became the flock gander when he grew up without having to fight Big Mama's mate who retired to baby sitting. But we did not all live happily everafter.
     

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