Umm, I'm not sure whats going on here?!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Cottage Rose, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    Anybody have any breeding activity going on?
    Mind you I live in the north not the south (I wish!).
    Over the last couple weeks I've been noticing some of my
    geese have been breeding and the ganders fighting through
    the fences.
    This week my ganders have been getting hissy toward me.
    I'm thinking did I miss winter and is this spring?!? [​IMG]
    Now I'm getting eggs from 2 different pens and NO I'm not
    going to incubate them!
    There's no way I'm going to raise goslings in the winter.
    Anyhoo...I'm finding this all very strange.
    Oh yah, and, I have one Muscovy Duck thats laying now too.
    What the heck?!? [​IMG]

    Pic from today.
    Goose eggs on the left, duck eggs on the right...

  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    My ganders have been getting a little fussy too. I hope I don't start seeing eggs laying around......
  3. cap1717

    cap1717 6 chooks, 1 slave. . . me!

    Jun 12, 2009
    Well. . . maybe a comment from the desert southwest is not applicable, but I once had a goose who laid an egg a day for over a year. . . . wierdest thing. . . the gander was "uninterested", so no babies, either. . . . .
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Are they getting any additional light that they were not getting before? Like if you work during the day and are now comming home about sunset and turning on artifical lights to do your chores, they might think the days are getting longer rather than shorter. LONGER DAYS KICK OFF BREEDING BEHAVIOR in waterfowl! I know it sounds far fetched and I can't quote a reference, but that is also one of the reasons not to use heat LIGHTs to keep them warm in the winter. Beleive me or not, they are your birds.
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    No lights on
    and getting dark here earlier and earlier. yuk.
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    well seems as though you are in a bind, let me help you out I can take those wonderful eggs off your hands and put them in a nice bator [​IMG]
  7. slightlyscrambled

    slightlyscrambled Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    YES!! I have one embden mix that has laid 18 eggs so far, she lays every other day. And now another started laying yesterday. The boys get all "excited" when they are in their little pool. I dont want any goslings till spring so...... eggs go to morning breakfast. I certainly hope Ginger and Gretel dont plan on laying eggs all winter?![​IMG]

  8. Must Be From All The Ufo's Flying Overhead
  9. I have the same thing with my MUSCOVIES! It was 28 degrees last night and they were breeding up a storm this past weekend...
  10. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    My Calls and my Pekins are breeding up a storm, too. My male Sebbie's only 7 months old, I'm not seeing any breeding behavior but I am seeing major dominant behavior in him! WOW WOW WOW!


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