2.23.2009

Clever Girls!

The geese were lounging on the other side of the house, out of sight, so I took the opportunity to do some pen cleaning in peace. If the geese see me anywhere near their laying sites, they get extremely annoyed. Believe me, ears will be deafened by their protests for a good mile around.

Raked out all the hay in the goose shelter areas, dumped it into the compost bins (good stuff for the gardens!) and then started cleaning the goose laying coops. Mind you, Spouse & I check every day for eggs. We'd been getting an average of six eggs a week, which is about one from every goose. Cleaning out the laying coops, I got a surprise: nine eggs that were deliberately hidden from sight. It looks like what they're doing is making a nest, laying an egg, then pushing the egg underneath the deep sides of the nest. Thankfully the coops are covered and cool in this early Spring weather, so the eggs were still good (yep, I tested a sample).

Clever girls!

[pic: the stash ]

2 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a mother load!

    You can probably preserve them in water glass and have them last for several months, if you're interested.

    I have a bucket of water glass here at the house if you'd like to try it.

    BTW, I LOOOOOVE your goose eggs.

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  2. When mine are laying, I always have dig down to the bottom of the nest and move my hand around in a large circle to make sure I get all of the eggs, if I'm collecting. They bury them as deep as they can and it's not always easy to feel every one unless you take extra time to check. They're sneaky! I'm so glad you are enjoying them.

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