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What is she doing????? Goose Question

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Mrs.SplashSilkie, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Mrs.SplashSilkie

    Mrs.SplashSilkie In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2009
    Orient, Maine
    My female has had 8 eggs for 3 weeks and started actively sitting 2 weeks ago(I thought) now I got to peek 2 days ago and she has 2 more eggs in the nest. I thought she was 1/2 way through, is she really setting or does she know something about the first eggs that I don't. Any input would be a big help !![​IMG]

  2. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Hmmmm, sorry I don't know the answer, but maybe someone else will see this and chime in.

    It sounds like she's still adding to her nest. Or could other geese be laying eggs in her nest?

    Hope someone else answers soon!
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    They will lay for quite a while, then they will sit FOREVER on that nest! My girl will lay up to 25 eggs! Sometimes she will sit for a week and I think she is broody then next thing you know, she is out and about again! Finally she will sit and not get off for at least 35 days. I usually take her eggs away by then because she has no hubby!

    I would try candling! It is worth a try and I can usually see pretty well in there! My goose had a mate for almost 2 years, but never had any babies before he passed!

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