Somethings been taking my goose eggs!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by PrinceSandwich, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a trio of African geese that just started laying, but something has been taking their eggs! [​IMG] At one time they had up to 4 eggs and then one moring they were gone [​IMG] I don't know what animal is big enough to eat 2-4 goose eggs but is not big enough to eat a goose [​IMG] They've laid more eggs but they get taken too [​IMG] Does any one know what could be taking these eggs? and what I can do to protect them? oh and we don't have any coons around here.
     
  2. marathonmultiplesmom

    marathonmultiplesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SKunks get mine sometimes... They usually sneak into the chicken coop to steal eggs but they got one goose egg. Now I pull them morning and night and have improved my fencing. My other guess would be raccoons but if you don't have them then can't be it. Are you SURE that you don't have them? The same way to prevent raccoon should prevent other egg stealers... get motion lights, or have a radio on nearby so they think humans are around. Electric fencing or high fencing, barbed wire on top of fencing... etc. Good Luck with that!

    Oh yeah... and it could have been a bunch of animals that ate 4 eggs... like 4 small animals each came together and ate one egg... are they leaving shells behind?
     
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  3. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah it could be skunks I'm pretty sure one got one of my ducks a while back ( little stinkers [​IMG] ) . Yeah I'm pretty sure their are no coons around here. And no their are not any shells at all, the whole egg is just gone.
     
  4. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    Our chickens have been eating our goose eggs!!! Maybe that is what you have?

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  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    ravens or crows??????
     
  6. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

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    I bet fox would also steal them or opossums, they love eggs.
     
  7. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say Racoon's most likely.We have them bad here and they will kill chicken's too.Never had them get to my geese however.But I guess there are other critter's that could cart them off as well.Usualy if crows get them you will find shell bit's.Get a Havahart trap if you can afford one put a can of tuna or cat food in for bait.If it's a ground animal like coon etc. you will get him. Fox are VERY hard to trap.We are getting a new one here for the coon's and stuff since replenishing the entire stock and bird's are starting to go to coop's.Hope you find your predator as a huge fox did get in a 5 ft pen and ate an entire large toulouse goose here last year [​IMG].Good Luck DG
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    What about a snake??
     
  9. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah I thought about getting a trap, I just didn't want to spend the money. I thought about waiting out there all night with a .22 but I think I'll just buck up and buy a trap.
     
  10. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't think a snake could eat a whole goose ( or 4)
     

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