GOOSE EGGS

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chris87
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GOOSE EGGS

Post by chris87 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:54 am

HI AGAIN IT'S ME, MORE QUESTIONS I'M AFRAID..........AFTER LAYING 8 EGGS WHICH I THEN REPLACED IN THE NEST ON THE 12TH OF MARCH, THE GOOSE LAID ANOTHER EGG ON THE 14TH, AND SEEMED TO SIT ON THE EGGS AT NIGHT AS THE EGGS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY ALL WARM IN THE MORNING BUT SHE DID NOT SIT DURING THE DAY BUT NO FURTHER EGGS APPEARED UNTIL TODAY (THE 23RD) WHEN THE 10TH EGG APPEARED.

I MUST ASSUME SURELY THAT ALL THE FIRST 9 EGGS WILL HAVE DIED AS THEY GOT COLD DURING THE DAY AFTER MBEING WARM AT NIGHT AND I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE VIABILITY OF GOOSE EGGS ALSO FALLS OFF AFTER THE 10TH DAY ( THE FIRST EGG HAS NOW BEEN LAID 19 DAYS AGO) SO WHAT ACTION WOULD YOU PLEASE TAKE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES?

PERHAPS THE GEESE ARE TOO YOUNG TO TAKE ON PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY NOW AS THEY ARE BOTH ONLY 10 MONTHS OLD BEING HATCHED IN MAY 2014...........ANY ADVICE MOST WELCOMED.
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Re: GOOSE EGGS

Post by dorsetduckowner » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:14 pm

Hiya :)

they sometimes sit for a few hours just to warm them up and keep them viable.

They may well be young and a bit inexperienced, but I would give them a chance to have a go!

It is frustrating, but they usually know what they are doing, even that young, remember they are still adult geese :)
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Re: GOOSE EGGS

Post by chris87 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:53 am

Thanks very much once more
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