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bodger

What the heck!

I don't believe it!   After laying a big clutch of eggs back in April and May of this year, one of my geese has made a nest in the back of one of our pig arks! There are two eggs in it right now, the eggs look very clean and fresh and she's protecting the site with vigour.  

I just don't know what's happening to the seasons these days? So much for geese starting to lay on St Valentines day !  

Jumping the gun rather a lot I know but if my goose was to hatch goslings from these eggs, there's certainly not going to be much, if any  fresh grass about for her youngsters to feed on. I suppose it will have to be grain, stock feed carrots and potatoes. In my experience, this is a most unseasonal occurrence.
Dave C

When I was looking into geese last year I'm sure I read that it's common for them to start laying again in September if the weather is warm.
Well this years hottest day was in September.

They maybe don't know it's October now.
bodger

I've taken six nice fresh goose eggs from the gooses nest this morning and left a couple, in the hope that they'll continue to lay. I've got customers for the eggs, plus I really don't think that goslings hatched in the middle of winter will do particularly well. I'll let them sit next spring when there'll be plenty of fresh grass for the goslings to feed on.
Dave C

Sounds like a plan  

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