What age do geese start laying?

ChickieBooBoo

Cold Canadian Chick
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Dec 2, 2009
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I have a Pilgrim goose who is about 5 months old, when can I start expecting eggs from her?
 

Sore Thumb Suburbanite

Songster
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Apr 26, 2011
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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.
 

ChickieBooBoo

Cold Canadian Chick
10 Years
Dec 2, 2009
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March sounds good, just in time to start hatching them!

Thanks for the replies!
 

farmdude

Songster
10 Years
Sep 20, 2009
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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.
 

Oregon Blues

Crowing
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Apr 14, 2011
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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.
 

The goose girl

Songster
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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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