We recently adopted a pair of geeseadopted a pair of geese. The female is about 5 years old. I was just told that she might not be laying anymore. This isn't a problem, though we would love goose eggs. But, it got me wondering how many years do geese lay. I tried searching online, but didn't find much info.
Commercially raised breeder geese are usually kept for four consecutive seasons. Young geese usually do not come into lay before 9 months of age, with the typical age of maturity at 2 years of age. Too early of an onset of reproductive maturity (first oviposition in females) may adversely affect their reproductive performance during subsequent years (Biesiada-Drzazga, 2014). Reproductive performance declines with age, with the fewest eggs laid during the forth year of production
Looking at Backyard Chicken Keepers, there was report of a 19 year old African goose that laid for 16 years, and a half greylag/half domestic goose that was 40 years old and laid for 26 years :o
That's a huge differences in numbers of laying years! If you have geese--or know of someone else who has geese--can you tell me what type they are and how many years they've been/had laid eggs?
(Since I thing polls are fun, and I can make them, I'm making one! But, please comment below with what you know, too!)