Slow start to 2011 breeding season???

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Cottage Rose, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    What the heck?
    So is there another goofy breeding season upon us?
    What's going on with everybody else living in the cold regions?
    My geese typically start breeding and laying mid Feb.
    and by now are in full swing.

    So far....

    Pen 1 - 2 yr. old gander.
    Few and feeble attempts at breeding.
    First egg today, most likely infertile.

    Pen 2 - mature trio,
    a little breeding and no eggs.

    Pen 3 - 2010 pair.
    4 eggs, no breeding

    Pen 4 - Mature trio,
    a little breeding , no eggs.

    Pen 5 - 2010 pair
    No breeding, no eggs,
    female more interested in gander in adjoining pen.

    Pen 6 - 2 yr. old pair
    No breeding, no eggs
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Maybe they need some music to set the mood?
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    My goose is setting on 7 eggs and I have 1 egg that made it in the incubator and is spose to hatch next week [​IMG]
  4. 117 eggs in the bator. I have seen some hanky panky going on but who knows if they will be fertile. we are getting about 14 new eggs each day. Strange that they laid their first egg exactly to the same day as they laid their first egg last year. Dorothy
  5. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    We're in full swing here and alot of people that I've been talking to haven't had any problems.
  6. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

    Nov 15, 2009
    Midland, MI
    So far we have gotten 6 eggs in about ten days from my female from you, Vicki. The holderread pair hasn't laid yet, but in both pens their has been a lot of breeding. That is weird how your a little more south and you are not having as much success. [​IMG] [​IMG] We have put all six eggs in the incubator, so here is for a much better breeding season!
  7. Tennessee Trudy, you have always had such good luck with your Sebastopols laying and having such good fertility. .
  8. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    I have 4 breeding pairs this year and we just had the 3rd pen start laying and breeding on a regular basis......still waiting on #4. We even have fertile call duck eggs in the bator. [​IMG]
  9. How many eggs do you figure a two year old will lay in one season?
  10. ghulst

    ghulst Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    When the snow is gone they will take off like gang busters.

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