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#109363 - 04/15/13 01:36 AM 1 yr old goose sitting out
FineFowl Offline
Chick

Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 17
Loc: Galway Ireland

questions i need answers to regarding goose (called gurty) sitting out....
any help appreciated

when i move gurty will she go back sitting on the new nest or will she abandon the nest?

what conditions does she need at the new nest site?

does it matter whether she is moved during the day or should it be done at night like with a chicken?

how many eggs will she be able to cover?

any other helpful advice would be gratefully appreciated...
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Im in GALWAY, IRELAND and I have Brahmas in Gold, Silver and Black, Purebred White, chocolate, black and lavender Muscovys, aylesbury and magpie ducks and FarmYard geese

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#109412 - 04/21/13 02:52 PM Re: 1 yr old goose sitting out [Re: FineFowl]
Wieslaw Offline
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Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 3757
Loc: Denmark
I do not breed geese, so I have no personal experience. But if they are like chickens, then you never know, can differ from bird to bird. How long has she been sitting? Is there any possibility to build some kind of protection where she is sitting instead? (a cage of some sort or a small "shed" built around her? Do you have foxes or other predators in Ireland? If yes, it would be advisable to protect her.

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