Fresh Goose Egg
Eggs don’t get much fresher than that one. Holly and I were walking up the driveway behind the geese and I said, “Hmm… I haven’t seen any goose eggs yet this year.” Bingo! A goose squatted and laid that egg right in front of us on the driveway! What a coincidence! Don’t tell me she was saving it up waiting for me to say that! No conspiracy theories…
Interesting, when the egg was freshly out it was very slippery. This explains how those rough surfaced eggs get out. After about ten minutes the shell had dried off and hardened to what you might consider a normal egg texture. The fresh egg was also hot – although it should be no surprise since geese, like chickens, have a high body temperature of about 107°F.
Goose, Duck and Chicken Eggs
For comparison here is the goose egg with a duck egg and a variety of chicken eggs. Each type of bird, in fact virtually every different bird, lays a slightly different color, texture and size. The greenish blue eggs are Americana/Auracana hens.
Outdoors: 58°F/39°F Partially Sunny
Farm House: 48°F/40°F
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/60°F