Geese laying, but not staying
This is our first go round with spring and the laying season. We've learned quite a lot since we first brought our day old goslings home a little less than a year ago! We now have a pair of 9 month old Brown chinese and two female Toulouse (2 months younger - unknown 4-sure).
We know that our Chinese female is laying and one of the Toulouse is either laying or mimicking the whole affair. The two queens have created nests in their container/home and one or both are filling them up with eggs. Our gander is doing his part (the boot-head lookin' swamp monster!). We forgive him his attitude. It's his job.
THe geese aren't sitting long though it seems to me - just toying with the notion, a couple hours or so a day and then off to other activities. For those who haven't tasted goose eggs, they're delicious! I hate for them to go to waste.
Should we let our team keep the eggs for now? Or wait and let them accumulate when the females are more serious about sitting long term?
LF & RJ