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 Post subject: Hello from a Newbie in Iowa
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2017, 1:28 am 

Joined: February 14th, 2017, 2:14 am
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I just wanted to say hello to everyone on the forum. I am new to geese and Sebbies but was fortunate to get two pairs of young Sebbies for my birthday last August. I am truly enjoying them and had no idea that I would love, love, love having geese so much! I find them intelligent, entertaining, and beautiful and am grateful to have them.

I do have a question - and I suspect the answer is on the forum somewhere, I just haven't found it as yet. One of my geese has started laying and, as I understand it, for yearling geese you are supposed to take away the first 6-8 eggs because they are more likely to hatch a gosling or goslings with later eggs (fertility increases during the laying season). Is this correct and is this what you all do/have done?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from a Newbie in Iowa
PostPosted: February 26th, 2017, 4:28 am 

Joined: January 13th, 2017, 4:45 am
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Location: Onondaga, MI
Hi there and welcome to the sebbie world!
As yearling yes, I have found that fertile increases over time, but it's not necessarily true. Some come right out of the gate with their first eggs fertile.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from a Newbie in Iowa
PostPosted: March 2nd, 2017, 5:23 pm 

Joined: July 19th, 2012, 6:11 pm
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Location: Hilliard, Ohio
Hi and welcome! What I do is collect the eggs from each pen daily. I write on the egg what pen I collected it from and then I use the egg in a recipe of some sort. As I crack the egg open, I look to see if it is fertile. Once I visually confirm fertility in that pen, then I can start collecting them for incubation or you can let your goose sit on them. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from a Newbie in Iowa
PostPosted: March 3rd, 2017, 9:15 pm 
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Welcome to the forum! Good to have you! ->: wave

Since its helpful to the other members, please start a post and continue this convo in a forum related to the topic
or in the Beginners forum so everybody can benefit from the question and answers. -> :smile



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Retired from breeding Sebastopols but I still have some for pets.
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 Post subject: Re: Hello from a Newbie in Iowa
PostPosted: March 4th, 2017, 3:46 pm 

Joined: January 13th, 2017, 4:45 am
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Location: Onondaga, MI
Hello and Welcome!


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