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Can I Hatch Buff goose eggs that are 4 weeks old?

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Someone gave me 6 Buff Goose eggs that were laid May 5, 2016.  I took them overseas with me and put them in an incubator but they were 4 weeks old by the time I got them in to the incubator.  Do they even have a chance of hatching?  I put them in with chicken eggs. Try? Throw them away?  

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You can try but I doubt it
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It's incredibly unlikely that they will hatch. Most eggs won't hatch past 10-14 days of age.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Thanks.  I am going to give it 7 days and see if anything happens.  Someone told me that a mother goose will sometimes take about a month to get all of her eggs laid before she actually sits on them.  Don't know if that is true but it kind of made sense to me.  Would have been better if the eggs had been kept cooled before I got them.  They were kept at room temperature.

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I had guinea eggs that sat on my kitchen counter for over a month and got a 50% hatch rate. Think positive.
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