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Just scored to girls and when I went to pick up I got 11 eggs with them and the one hen is nesting on them. What you think survival rate will be been nesting 2 weeks
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Just scored to girls and when I went to pick up I got 11 eggs with them and the one hen is nesting on them. What you think survival rate will be been nesting 2 weeks

What are your temps? I'd think if the goose went right back to sitting and she wasn't off the nest too long they should be fine. But lets see what @psue thinks.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Well out the 21 eggs. 9 have geese in them I took 4 the eggs put in the bator and left the other 5 with the goose but she been up all day so is say I lost them
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Well out the 21 eggs. 9 have geese in them I took 4 the eggs put in the bator and left the other 5 with the goose but she been up all day so is say I lost them


what's your temps?  egg will survive a bit of cool down... but if she isn't back on the nest in the morning.. I'd but them in the incubator and see if you can save any of them

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Just scored to girls and when I went to pick up I got 11 eggs with them and the one hen is nesting on them. What you think survival rate will be been nesting 2 weeks
A couple weeks ago we found out goose with a hidden nest of 11 eggs. We moved her and the nest home but she wanted nothing to do with the eggs after that. She was off of them for about 24 hours before I was able to get an incubator and put the eggs in it. I think someone else, probably one of the muscovies on the pond, was setting on the eggs because 2 weeks later we had 3 hatch! The rest of the eggs were showing fertile so they are still in the incubator. Just waiting to see if we will get anymore. Best of luck! I would still try to set them in the incubator and see what happens.
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I put 4 in the others I kept in nest see if she lay...nope so lost the rest
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I put 4 in the others I kept in nest see if she lay...nope so lost the rest

So sorry, but if she is still laying you still might have hope of some goslings.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Well today is a good day wen too turn eggs and we got a goose hatching out just shows you what the eggs can go threw I drove hour home after mom had been sitting on the eggs for two weeks
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