Goose eggs aren’t just bigger in size than chicken eggs but they’re bigger in taste as well! Goose eggs tend to be fattier and richer than regular chicken eggs due to the animal’s diet which is mainly grubs and other pasture creepy crawlies. Since goose are seasonal layers and produce not more than 40 eggs a year, they fetch a premium when they’re in season and if you haven’t tried goose eggs, it’s a culinary experience on its own. Goose eggs also have a higher ratio of yolk to white, which lends to heavier and denser baked goods when substituting for regular eggs.
Goose Egg Trivia
- Unlike chicken eggs that can come in brown or white, goose eggs are always white.
- Goose eggs are only available for a few months every year as they are seasonal producers.
- A single goose can lay 30-40 eggs per laying season, this is very small compared to ducks and chickens that can lay up to 300 eggs per year.
- Geese are very prolific grazers, in the early days of commercial geese raising, their farmers would rent out their flocks to cotton farms to get rid of their weed problems without the use of chemicals.
- Goose eggs were probably the first domesticated eggs consumed by man since the goose was the first domestically raised bird.
- Goose eggs are desired by many local crafters who make shell engravings. A well-shaped empty goose egg can fetch prices of up to $10 at local craft stores. Talk about making money from eggshells.
- Goose eggs are approximately 2-3 times the size of a normal chicken egg.