Whoop whoop, hey duckgirl guess what!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by r4eboxer, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Kate and Spoon both laid eggs today! I will post a photo tomorrow.

    So now the question is when is the best fertility time? Will these first eggs be fertile or how long should I wait until I assume they are? Anyone know? It's my first season with geese.
     
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. You'll have to wait until they are incubated or you put the eggs in an incubator. After about 7 days you can candle the eggs to see if they're developing.

    Pete
     
  3. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Thanks Pete, I am sending duckgirl 6 eggs so I guess I will send these along. The pairs are 4 yrs old and I know the ganders did their jobs last year with a high number of fertile eggs. I just wondered if the first one layed of the season would already have been fertilized. I have seen the females step up on the backs of the males but have not actually seen the deed take place. I'm usually at work so I figure I missed it.
     

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