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    if a gosling dies at the end of May can a goose nest again?

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    If you're talking about wild geese, I believe they only brood one time per year. So if all the goslings from this brood died, you will see no more til next year.

    If captive geese, a female sometimes will set (brood) the eggs if you place them in a nest for her. It takes a very comfortable goose to do this however. Comfortable with you and her surroundings. Her mate may take over the male duties of standing guard and assisting with the goslings but again, this depends on his comfort level.
    FreedomFighter

    Did you have a nice vacation from here? :)
    Colleen

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    I did. It was a very nice vacation. Thank you. :)
    If a nest is lost during laying or the first few days of incubation an adult pair of geese may attempt to renest, but renesting, especially later in the spring is uncommon.

    KSailor55

    Thank you. I am just so sad because our local gosling was harmed last night and I was so hoping the mama and daddy goose could try again. They are such good parents and a joy to watch.
    Colleen

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    They'll brood again next year. I know how you feel. I had 4 baby finches (wild finches, not pets) hatch outside on my porch and some creature of the night ate them just before they were ready to fly. Nature can be so sad sometimes.


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