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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:00 pm 
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Our Brown chinese goose has been sitting for almost 3 weeks. We have realised she has been slowly moving her nest out of the shelter we built over it. She is now completely out in the open.

Has anyone heard of this happening before?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:22 pm 
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Yep mine are never happy dont usually move it far but never happy with the initial position.
They are silly though because usually means more proned to crows etc


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Haven't seen that but geese are a bit funny about nests. I have one who has recently decided to remove the 4 golf balls from the chooks lawn mower catcher nest and make one of her own. She knows I will put her out of the shed every night but it doesn't stop her.

One has been sitting in a corner of the night yard which causes fights at night as others want to lay there in her nest. Recently another has joined her. They nest-share and squabble about it.

I think they prefer to nest under an open sky rather than in a shed but with foxes about (and where are there no foxes?) it is just not an option.

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I have one that spends most of her broody life moving house, she never hatches very many and is the most frustrating bird!

She can and does move her nest meters each night. I will try a new method with her this yr, and see if she will nest in a large box.

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Thanks for the responses everyone!

Here is a pic. When she started the nest was at the rear of the sheeting.
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28 days will be up on Sunday, so will see how successful she is soon (this will be her first).

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Might be a bit too hot under the sheet metal , or she might just want a bit of a" look around "!


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Martin Holmes wrote:
Might be a bit too hot under the sheet metal , or she might just want a bit of a" look around "!


I think the latter. Weather hasn't been above low 20's, and nights are still 6 deg. or so. I think she wants to keep an eye on her mate. As soon as she started sitting, he nabbed a female from the other gander (he had two).

Now that she is out in the open, he has been paying her a lot more attention, and standing guard a lot, like in the pic.

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WAbackyarder wrote:

28 days will be up on Sunday, so will see how successful she is soon (this will be her first).


Dont forget geese sit for 30, not 28.

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Tribe of Honk wrote:
WAbackyarder wrote:

28 days will be up on Sunday, so will see how successful she is soon (this will be her first).


Dont forget geese sit for 30, not 28.

Honk


Thanks. I thought 30, but I am sure someone posted 28 for geese a week or 2 ago...

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