Smallholders Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: geese laying  (Read 2163 times)

harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
geese laying
« on: October 20, 2009, 09:04:35 pm »
i hatched some geese easter this year, do they lay this nov,dec jan etc, ive never kept them to lay before always killed for xmas

carl

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: geese laying
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 10:01:54 pm »
mine have always started laying mid to late feb. not sure if that is typical of all geese. eggs seem like rugby balls compared to hens.

welshboy

  • Joined May 2009
Re: geese laying
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 10:17:24 pm »
mine have always started laying mid to late feb. not sure if that is typical of all geese. eggs seem like rugby balls compared to hens.
yes that is typical from my experience.

carl

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: geese laying
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 11:02:12 pm »
just loked at your post again harry. you do mean kill the geese don't you? i havn't seen santa for a while :o

harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: geese laying
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 09:00:48 am »
you wont, hes a lazy person. but my question was hatched in easter is it this coming season they lay ie 9-12 months old.

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: geese laying
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009, 09:19:01 am »
yes they do. but they are not much good at looking after their young untill the second year. we had 30-40 eggs i 5 nests of these 6 hatched. only two survived and these were the ones we had to rescue. so in the first year if you want more geese incubate them and when they are a few weeks old see if the adults will adopt them. good luck.

harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: geese laying
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009, 12:30:55 pm »
mainly interested in eggs, how long do you soft boil a goose egg, on the other subject i think santas a benifit cheat, he only works once a year at night when the benifit inspectors are not about, very suspicious

Snoopy

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: geese laying
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2009, 01:20:00 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Living the Good Life and spreading the word

bibs

  • Joined Jul 2009
  • dorset
Re: geese laying
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009, 05:15:36 pm »
Hiya - I think mine are always laying by Valentine's day. And a soft boiled goose egg takes about 8 - 10 mins depending on size. Bye

 

Geese laying

Started by piggy

Replies: 2
Views: 1365
Last post December 07, 2010, 07:16:01 pm
by hairyhetty
geese laying help

Started by goosepimple

Replies: 2
Views: 1259
Last post November 04, 2011, 10:01:09 am
by Womble
Geese laying

Started by tizaala

Replies: 4
Views: 1543
Last post February 02, 2012, 09:30:20 am
by tizaala
Anyone else's geese laying?

Started by Hillview Farm

Replies: 3
Views: 1369
Last post October 03, 2013, 08:25:37 am
by Steph Hen
Geese laying

Started by Clansman

Replies: 18
Views: 5514
Last post March 11, 2014, 07:52:59 pm
by goosepimple

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Ark Farm Livestock Movement Service

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2020. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS