Goose addling is when eggs fewer than 13 days old are taken from the nest and coated in oil to prevent them from hatching.
Efforts underway to control Rochester's goose population
Thursday: goose addling has started in rochester and it's causing quite the uproar on social media.
Kimt news 3's madelyne watkins joins us live to break down what it is and why some people aren't happy with it.
Good morning, madelyne./// is when eggs fewer than 13 days old are taken from the nest and coated in an oil to prevent them from hatching.
The eggs older than 14 days will hatch and live on.
The addling does not hurt the geese already here.
Director paul widman tells me the parks and recreation department never intended to keep this &-p?
"they stay in that location where they're gonna get fed and they're not out forging for food that is healthy and plentiful out in the area.
There are issues with that.
It's just part of the overall strategy to get that healthy balance between the geese population and the rochester resident population."
There's a meeting happening right here at silver lake park this morning at 8.
Widman will be here to answer any questions or concerns about the egg addling process.
I will say he tells me he's nervous for the safety of the volunteers because of some of the comments he's received from the public.
Live in rochester.
Madelyne watkins kimt thank you madelyne.
Widman says a volunteer group stepped up to provide funding for part of the egg addling process.
The rest of it is being paid for by the parks and recreation department in collaboration with