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How Long Does It Take For Canadian Geese Eggs To Hatch?

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The mother goose waits until all her eggs are laid before she begins to sit on her nest to incubate her eggs. Incubation time usually lasts between 28 and 30 days. Mating season for the geese is usually between February and March, nesting occurs around April and the majority of goslings will hatch between April and May.

When egg laying begins the "Father" goose will stand sentinel, on watch nearby. He will not stand so close as to give away location of the nest to a predator. When a solitary goose is seen during nesting season, it is more than likely that a nest is somewhere in the vicinity.

The eggs in a nest are called a "clutch" and the average number of eggs in a nest is five. The mother goose will lay one egg at a time and each egg will be laid approximately one day apart, until the full clutch is laid.

Eggs that are not being incubated are cool to the touch and when undeveloped eggs (still fluid) are placed in water, they will sink or float vertically with the wider portion of the egg pointing down. Developed eggs will float horizontally or at a slight angle and break the surface of the water. At that point they are one to two weeks away from hatching. If they are wild geese, it is important not to touch the eggs as the parents will be extremely protective over the eggs and may attack. If they do not attack, there is a chance you will scare them off and they may not return to their eggs to care for their young.

All of the goose eggs in the single clutch will hatch on approximately the same day and baby geese are called "goslings". Natural predators of geese are foxes, raccoons, owls and snapping turtles. Goslings can fly approximately two to three months after hatching.
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Canadian geese eggs will take roughly a month to hatch. Specifically, incubation lasts for around 25 to 30 days. It is important to keep in mind that the complete clutch may take from 8 to 36 hours to fully "hatch out". The goslings usually then take within 24 hours of hatching to be mobile.

For the next roughly 10 weeks, both parents will take up defending their brood. At this point of time the goslings will become self-supporting and will be wholly capable of sustained flight. There are goslings from a number of family broods which may join together, thus forming a "gang broods" which can comprise up to 100 goslings.

Canadian geese may be broadly classified under the Species: B. Canadensis; the Genus: Branta; the Family: Anatidae; the Order: Anseriformes; the Class: Aves; the Phylum: Chordata; the Kingdom: Animalia.
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How long does it take for canadian geese eggs to hatch
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I appreciate the answers above but they are not Canadian Geese.  The correct name is Canada Geese.
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It takes about 35 days
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My hen is less than 1 year old. She started laying last fall.  Man at the barn I board kept taking the eggs. She decided she was sitting on eggs, even though the man took them, and wouldn't leave her nest. There's a goose that made her nest in my barn who laid eggs. I took one off her eggs and gave it to my hen. She's happy now, but I don't know if she'll give up before the egg hatches because I'm afraid the incubation time is different.

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