What age do geese start laying?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ChickieBooBoo, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I have a Pilgrim goose who is about 5 months old, when can I start expecting eggs from her?
     
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    I would think you can expect your first eggs in early Spring around March.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  3. Sore Thumb Suburbanite

    Sore Thumb Suburbanite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goose is the same age, I'm expecting her to start in february, since the weather here in california begins to warm up/turn into spring around then. I wish geese were more like ducks in that respect, my ducks are laying and have been since august, but man-I'd flip for a goose egg right about now.
     
  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    March sounds good, just in time to start hatching them!

    Thanks for the replies!
     
  5. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told geese don't lay until the second year. I have an Ebden goose who will be 3 this spring and haven't gotten a single eggs from her yet. I'm sure it must vary with breeds.
     
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Perhaps in the spring. Some geese lay as yearlings. But a lot of geese don't lay eggs until they are two years old. You may have a long wait.
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I'm crossing my fingers for next year!
     
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  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    My goose is 2 years old and she hasn't laid an egg, I'm hoping in the spring time!
     
  9. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine (White Danish) started laying in January on her exact 7-months birthday (hatchday?).

    She's started again now and is laying the largest eggs I've ever seen: the egg from yesterday was just over 10 ounces!
     

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