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FLOODED GOOSE EGGS

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We found six goose eggs in a nest (laid approx 2 weeks ago), submerged under 6 inches of flood water near the edge of our pond this morning. We recovered the soggy nest and eggs, and moved them to higher ground. The mother acted interested, but refused to sit on them. We think they were under water for a couple of hours. We have moved them inside with dry litter and a heat lamp. Any Suggestions? Are we too late?

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There was another thread on here recently about wild turkey eggs that were found submerged.  They put them in the incubator with the chicken eggs they were hatching but didn't really expect anything to happen.  Guess what!  They did!  So, yes, there is hope if you have an incubator.

Ellen
Foster mom to anything with feathers!
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Ellen
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I would say candle them to see if any movement of life in the eggs
then get a incubator and put them in it to finish
geese
some information you may want to read from Mtezers ducks and geese is this
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HATCHING DUCKS AND GEESE  Incubating and Hatching Ducks and Geese. The incubation and hatching of duck and goose .... For more detailed information on solving incubation and hatching ...
www.metzerfarms.com/hatch.htm - 10k - Cached - Similar pages
  Incubation   Hatching


                Day 1-25     Day 26-28


Temperature       99.5         98.5


Humidity          86           94


Turns/day         3-7           0
Sometimes it is recommended to spray waterfowl eggs daily. This can be done with a small amount of room temperature water. You can then leave the top of the incubator off for several minutes after watering. At times this can be of benefit. If you do it, start at day 7 and do not spray after day 25. The actual consequences of spraying is interesting. It changes the membrane of the egg so a greater percentage of moisture is lost during incubation. Ideally a duck egg looses about 13% of its weight between the time it is laid and day 25 of incubation. Loosing significantly more or less than this reduces hatchability.

Glenda L Heywood Brookings SD
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Glenda L Heywood Brookings SD
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