Sarah and Abraham, my Cotton Patch Geese, have a new egg. I have waited a few days to post about this, in fear of "jinxing" her new motherhood.
So far, Sarah is tending this egg by covering it with hay, turning it, and turning fresh hay into a pretty round nest. Supposedly, she will lay more eggs before settling down to sit on them around the clock to hatch 29 days later. I will let you know how this nest progresses.
Sarah laid five eggs back in mid to late March, but her isolation period from a Chinese crested-mixed breed goose was not completed. That mixed breed pair is no longer on the farm, and those first eggs were broken or blown.
(Blown means you drill a tiny hole in both ends and blow the egg yolk and egg white out in order to dry and save the shell in one piece.)
Abraham is solid white. Sarah has browns on her body. Photos by Lindi Turnipseed.