Why so late?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Senna95, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my first Pilgrim egg of the year. Last year they started laying at the beginning of February, and it was way colder last year too. What could have caused them to start so late?
     
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We too are having a late start to the season with some geese only just starting to mate. I guess its just down to the birds but we did have a very mild January which may have caused some disruption to their breeding cycle.
     
  3. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Tufted Buffs (just one pair) just laid their first egg 2 days ago.,They and the others laid in Jan. end the last 2 years....My ducks are off too, I had some mini's start and stop. My Runners are just starting to lay. My drakes weren't "interested" until just a week or so ago.... Maybe they need a "cooling cycle"....LOL
     
  4. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My runners aren't laying well either. My Harlequins just started, and my mallards are very sporatic. It's a weird year I guess.
     
  5. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are just starting to see eggs in the past few days.

    Pretty much across the board, chickens, ducks, geese.

    I am thinking there is a population explosion brewing.
     
  6. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've had another 3 geese start to lay over the last couple of days but still waiting for our Sebastopols to start. Seems to be a slightly later start this year but laying usually starts in March.
     

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