Research of Laying Cycles
I started gathering information about each egg I collected and thankfully it has proved to be rather important in many ways. Not only has it shown me when geese laid the best but it also helps me to find out about how old a goose was when they first started laying. The laying cycles may depend on the region, seasons, weather, how the goose is raised, their ancestry, and what line they hail from. But hopefully the information may be enough for an approximate estimate of when geese lay their best and at least when geese from my stock will be likeliest to start laying.
There is information out there saying that geese take two years to start laying and this may indeed be true for certain geese or maybe even most geese but it is definitely not true for mine.
December 2019 - Sassafras
January 2020 - Sassafras
February 2020 - Siberian Elm, Gingko, and Common Fig
March 2020 - Siberian Elm, Gingko, Stansbury Cliffrose, Mockernut Hickory, and Rocky Mountain Juniper
April 2020 - Siberian Elm, Stansbury Cliffrose, Rocky Mountain Juniper, and Black Tupelo. Possibly at the very end of the month Mockernut Hickory laid
May 2020 - Siberian Elm, Rocky Mountain Juniper, and Mockernut Hickory
June 2020 - Mockernut Hickory, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Cinnamon, and Gingko
July 2020 - Cinnamon and Gingko
August 2020 - Cinnamon, Russian Olive, Gingko, and Black Tupelo
October 2020 - Gingko
November 2020 - Gingko, Southern Magnolia (White Chinese), and Chickasaw Plum (White Chinese)
December 2020 - Chickasaw Plum. Quite a few eggs most of which are unknown. One was 5.1 ounces suggested an experienced layer -- likely Gingko
How many months old a goose was when they first laid:
4 geese at 6 months
3 geese at 8 months
2 geese at 7 months
1 goose at 5 months
1 goose at 9 months
1 goose at 10 months
1 goose at 11 months
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my name is Emily
I have twenty-eight geese. I hatch a bunch of goslings because I want a lot of people to have geese. I do not see them everywhere but I want to! The goslings are the sweetest baby birds I know! The adult males are proud and can be cranky but have their sweet moments while the females are shy and sweet all at the same time.