Hat Full of Goose Eggs

Goose Eggs

Every year people inquire about buying duck and goose eggs. Chickens lay for most of the year but ducks and geese only lay for a short time in the spring. I have one dozen right now and there will probably be more. These are for decorating as I am not sure of freshness. I do scramble them up for the dogs when I blow them.

The reason for the question is we have a goose who is setting and she pushed these out of her nest. Or they fell out. She had a very full nest – I think her sisters were laying in the same nest. I tried giving the eggs back to her several times and she seemed to appreciate it, tucking them back in. But then the next day I would find more out – possibly the same ones.

The goose eggs are $3 per egg and we can deliver along our delivery route for $10. That is cheaper and safer than shipping in the mail. If you’re ordering eggs you can get some fresh pork at the same time, frozen ribs and sausage. See the order form for details.

I will also be blowing and washing some eggs so if you would prefer to get cleaned eggs let me know. Those would be $4 each.

Outdoors: 67°F/45°F Mostly Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/64°F

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3 Responses to Hat Full of Goose Eggs

  1. Only four are left. Maybe the (not golden) geese will lay more this year, maybe not. If you would like one of the remaining four goose eggs let me know. Otherwise I blow (them). :)

  2. Mark Fox says:

    I don’t know about geese, but my experience with ducks differs with your statement that “[…] but ducks and geese only lay for a short time in the spring.” With minimal shelter (a Salatin-style chicken tractor) my ducks layed from early spring until the cold became really intense in winter. And they layed like clockwork, every day, with very few exceptions, even when our fridge was over-flowing with eggs.

    These were Chinook Ancona ducks. The couple we bought our starting stock from had several individuals that would lay even in the coldest weeks of winter.

    My understanding is that this sort of laying ability is fairly common for most domestic ducks varieties that were selected for laying. (Pekins might be an exception.)

    • Interesting. I have mostly had experience with the white Pekin ducks – they lay for only a short period rather than all summer. I know with chickens some breeds lay a lot more than others so apparently it is the same with ducks. Our chickens lay pretty much all year round.

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