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Im new to this perticular forum, I have let my Moscovies hatch my chickens eggs, my chickens hatched my Silkie's because those hatches were successful I decided to see if my Silkies and bantum chickens would or could hatch a goose egg including the few of their own eggs. This wild idea only became about when my 10 month old Moscovy hen was sitting on two geese eggs and 5 of her own, eventually 3 of 5 eggs of her own hatched then that left the two geese eggs. I knew she would have to abandon the eggs so I needed another surigate, I thought if only my barn yard chivken were brooding but they weren't although I had one Silkie and one Bantim brooding so put the geese eggs near the brooders to see what I would find later. When I woke up the next morning, I checked in on the hens, it was comical each brooder had three of their own eggs plus one goose egg. Since then it has been about 2 weeks and at least one each of small egg fetus died and one goose egg is going to hatch in the next day or so. Im hoping the hatching process goes well but proves the smallest chicken when brooding will do its best to protect that egg.
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Hi having some problems incubating/hatching chinese goose eggs. Fertilization seems good when candling after 8 days all eggs seem good. Had 3 live births 1 with help 4 die when piping and 6 not make it to the piping.
What I've noticed is that there is a lot of fluid in the egg when they pip. The one we helped could have blown bubbles. Any ideas/suggestion would be helpful.
Thanks
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Hi having some problems incubating/hatching chinese goose eggs. Fertilization seems good when candling after 8 days all eggs seem good. Had 3 live births 1 with help 4 die when piping and 6 not make it to the piping.
What I've noticed is that there is a lot of fluid in the egg when they pip. The one we helped could have blown bubbles. Any ideas/suggestion would be helpful.
Thanks

If there's a lot of fluid, that sounds like they're not losing enough moisture. Have you been weighing the eggs to monitor moisture loss so you can adjust the humidity accordingly?
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Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Misinformation - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Raising Dubia For Your Chickens
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post #894 of 899
Thanks. This is the first time I've tr hatching. So glad I found thread. Have adjusted the humidity have to wait and see. Didn't weight them when hatched but going to try to get better prepared for spring.
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I am trying to find out if there is an easy way to sex a goose.  My one hatched out late May and after having leg problems, which thanks to one of the bloggers I was able to correct with a bandaid splint, grew up to be a wonderful goose.  Now I am hoping to find out which sex it is and try to find a mate for next spring so I can have my own eggs.  Any help would be appreciated.

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I am trying to find out if there is an easy way to sex a goose.  My one hatched out late May and after having leg problems, which thanks to one of the bloggers I was able to correct with a bandaid splint, grew up to be a wonderful goose.  Now I am hoping to find out which sex it is and try to find a mate for next spring so I can have my own eggs.  Any help would be appreciated.

if you post a pic there are some on the goose thread that can sex by looks.  also Ganders have a high pitched honk females have low pitch. 

 

@Madonna m


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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..

 

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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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post #897 of 899
Well scooter definitely has a very high pitched honk. I guess he is officially a gander. He is just so funny. Thanks for the info.🐣🐣
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Well scooter definitely has a very high pitched honk. I guess he is officially a gander. He is just so funny. Thanks for the info.🐣🐣

@Madonna m    you might get a kick out of this too.   http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/911816/how-to-tell-a-goose-from-a-gander-in-case-anyone-is-interested

 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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post #899 of 899
So funny. Thanks for the video
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