The First Egg Is the Golden Egg
It happened. And we didn’t expect it.
Our first goose egg!
Yep, our two white geese have paired up and the larger one is a male. We guessed that a while back because he was always a dick. In fact, we were contemplating putting him away in the freezer last fall, but life got busy.
But now he is mated to our lovely white lady, who has 1 grey feather. She has picked the heavy oak pallet box M3 built to make a nest in. Well, sort of. So far neither the goose or gander seem perturbed by M3 peeking inside. In fact he found 4 more eggs on 2/25.
Reading up online, we learned that geese typically lay between 11-15 eggs before they go broody. Right now night time temperatures are ~15 degrees F. I haven’t been able to find info on how cold a goose egg can get and still be viable, but we are guessing that it too cold.
Perhaps we will have a few little goslings this spring. That would be cool.
We’ll have to see if Angel Boy and his mother pair up (shudder) or wait for other geese to appear.
We haven’t decided what to do with the goose eggs yet. Perhaps baking with it? Omelet? Quiche? Has anyone cooked with goose eggs before?