My geese have been mean of late. They temperaments have taken a turn for the worse. I could see that some of my hens were with eggs. But, none had laid any until Valentines Day. Then, we got our first goose egg. I have what appears to be three hens and two ganders. Maybe it's because of this spring like weather in the winter, but my husband said they are having a F*** Fest. They only dog they don't mess with too much is Kilt. Not too many mess with Kilt, no matter what species you are :0) Yoko and Champ are learning to make some jump in their faces and a few fly bys at them when the geese come after them. Our first egg was laid on Valentine's Day. I put it in their dog house and I think the goose that laid it is pretty happy with it in there.
Can you see "Dot" in the dog house making her nest with her one egg.
I take them for a walk down the property to the sheep area every day that I am not working. I like to keep them in shape, plus they need to get out of the arena. They think they own the arena.
Kilt bringing them up from the barn. I don't like to put Champ and Yoko on them when they are laying. They are too damn mean. I carry the lid to one of their feed buckets as a shield. One bit me the other day and drew blood. I'm prepared now. Normally I would just hiss at them and stand my ground. But, now, they will lower their heads and come at you. El Cabong! They know I will whack them one.
Two eggs today in the dog house. Possible huevos rancheros and possibly a goose for dinner.