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Hi, I'm new to BYC.  I came looking for advice about my incubating goose egg.  Normally I'm a chicken mom.  I have 5 Buff Orpingtons who are my babies.  They are 3 years old and my first.  So I'm pretty new to the whole chicken thing and have learned a lot from doing everything wrong!  

 

I live in the mountains of Colorado.  I have one son.  We have two dogs.  One was supposed to be a "mountain dog" and turned out to be mostly Basenji so that's been a REAL challenge. We contacted a rescue for their ad regarding "shepherd/lab" mixes.  Indeed at 8 weeks she did pass for that but it didn't take long for the Basenji to rear it's not so labish head!  The other is still a pup, part mastiff.  We have two cats that are spoiled and adorable.  Also two lady gerbils who pretty much mind their own business.

 

I recently acquired some ducks for eggs.  I am BRAND new to ducks.  I've read a lot but still missed that I got boys mixed in with the females.  I posted elsewhere on this.

 

I have two embden/pilgrim goose eggs that are incubating and are at day 15.  

 

I have found a LOT of helpful information here at BYC and just now found how to introduce myself.  I hope to be of some help to someone at some point!  Right now I'm pretty new to things but I have learned so much about chickens just from having them. 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! I've lived reading your intro big_smile.png I've not incubated goose eggs before, only chicken and quail. How are you finding them? Is there much difference to chicken?
If you have not already please do pop by the learning centre ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
Great articles on everything including geese and ducks.

Good luck with your hatch and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Thank you for the welcome!  Sounds like you have a full house!  

 

Geese are totally different!  I tried a shipped hatch but the air cells were very mixed up and I didn't know there is a special way to treat shipped eggs so I lost them:(

 

My new eggs are from a local farmer and so far are looking really good so I'm more hopeful.  They have really thick shells and are hard to candle.  They require a lot more moisture than chickens apparently.  It also takes them a lot longer to pip their way out.  At least that's what I've read!  I also live at a very high altitude which can affect hatching.  

 

I've been learning so much here so I'll be popping in often!

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and good luck with your goose project.

 

Best wishes

CT

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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