Sitting Chocolatier

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We noticed a few days ago that two more of our ducks were getting a bit broody, and wanting to sit on eggs. One of our chocolate girls was sitting on some spare duck eggs yesterday so we decided to move her onto four goose eggs in the hope that she might do a surrogate job of raising some goslings. Geese usually sit for 28 days, so we’ll keep an eye on how she progresses, and hopefully have some baby geese in about a months time. We have decided to put the nest directly on the soil as we thinking that the extra moisture might help the eggs to develop. The last time we had success with this method was with one of our naked neck chickens a few years ago.

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