Goose Egg Depredation Service
Our Goose Nest Management service, also called Goose Egg Depredation, addresses two types of problems you may have with nesting geese. The first is preventing the birds from increasing in numbers through reproduction. This is accomplished through the use of egg depredation. The second problem we address is reducing the health and human safety risks caused by aggressive geese. During nesting season, both male and female geese become territorial of their nesting area. If the geese feel threatened they can act aggressively towards humans, including attacking and causing serious harm.
Nest Management & Egg Depredation
Nest management is called Egg Depredation which is a means of stopping the birds from having a successful nesting season. Egg addling is a process that stops eggs from developing or hatching and can be done by oiling, shaking, puncturing, or removing the eggs. Oiling is our preferred method as it is the most humane and is accomplished by coating the egg(s) with a food grade corn oil. This keeps air from passing through the eggshell which stops the development process.
Egg depredation can only be performed by state-licensed handlers, like Wild Goose Chase.
Egg depredation services include using trained and licensed handlers to locate nest(s), treat the eggs during incubation period over the course of multiple visits and report filing with the appropriate state agencies.
Do I Need a Permit for Goose Egg Depredation?
The State of Indiana requires a state licensed individual to have a permit to conduct egg depredation services
Wild Goose Chase can help you secure your permit and provide the services.
Note: If your property is outside of Indiana, we recommend that you contact your State’s Department of Natural Resources for more information.