Saturday, February 18, 2012

First goose eggs!!!

I knew they were burying them. LJ didn't believe they'd bury them. I went out and dug through the nests today and..... TAADAA! 7 of them between two nests!


12 comments:

Modern Day Redneck said...

I wished mine were setting. Instead, they just kick them to the curb.

LindaG said...

Wow. They are HUGE! Congratulations! :-)

Rae said...

MDR, do you mean that yours push them out of the nests?

These are out first geese, and they're nearly a year old. I'm stoked that none of the eggs were broken. I've been giving them oyster shell for about a month now, in prep for laying, and all the shells were strong and well formed. Stoked!

Rae said...

Linda, I know, huh! Craziness!

Modern Day Redneck said...

They did great last year but this time around they lay and and will not set. They come back and kick the egg laid out and lay another one. I guess they are not ready to do broody yet.

Charade said...

Wow. No wonder people got excited about the goose that laid a golden egg. They're massive.

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

Oh, my god, dude. I love that feeling! Unearthing food is the most lovely of all.

Chai Chai said...

What are you going to do with them?

Jenn said...

Woohoo!!! That is so exciting!! LOVE goose eggs!!

Carolyn Renee said...

You going to eat the eggs or have them hatch out?

Found you from over at Worms-a-Crawling, looking forward to reading your new (and older) posts!

Carolyn @ Krazo Acres

www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

Holy Guacamole!!! Those are HUGE eggs!!! I'm so excited for you. It was definitely worth the digging!

Lana

Rae said...

Chai Chai and Carolyn, we've been eating them. They're super rich and yolk-ey, and make fantastic scrambled eggs. We may let the ladies sit a nest if one or two seem so inclined in a couple weeks. I've saved a couple to blow out and make into Christmas tree ornaments (yep, Lana, can't resist!).