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Canada Goose Egg Addling

Canada Goose Egg Addling

Addling means “loss of development.” It commonly refers to any process by which an egg
ceases to be viable. Addling can happen in nature when incubation is interrupted for long
enough that eggs cool and embryonic development stops. People addle where they want to
manage bird populations. Population management should be only one component of a
comprehensive, integrated, humane program to resolve conflict between people and wild Canada
geese (see Humanely Resolving Conflicts with Canada Geese: a Guide for Urban and Suburban
Property Owners and Communities available online at humanesociety.org/animals