Guess who was in the incubator when I got home!!!!!! SOOOO excited!!!!! I will take it out of the incubator tomorrow morning. It still seemed wet tonight. Thank you all so much for your help. I have one more goose egg that will possibly hatch Tuesday. I still see movement in it so keeping fingers crossed. These are eggs that were shipped from Louisiana to NC via USPS, then our power went out for 8 hours from a tree falling on the lines, then went out again due to a storm for a few hours. It is just a miracle this one made it. I started with 7, 2 were broken when they arrived, 3 didn't make it for whatever reason, this one hatched day 29 and the other should hatch Tuesday (day 28) for it.
Should I put this little one in with my baby chicks? Will pine shavings be okay for bedding or wire? I am using towels on the bottom of the incubator. I'm afraid paper towels would be too slick. Does anyone use shelf liner - the rubbery kind of stuff?
The other babies are just too big and would probably trample this little one, so I will keep it separate for a good while. I cannot get over how quickly they grow. Its almost as if they double in size by the day!
Precious little life, congrats! Snuggle that baby and you will imprint on them.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/7384687/width/200/height/400 We recently ordered our first pair of geese and we're so excited. I've always wanted some and after our visit to the zoo, my husband fell in love with these geese. We ordered chinese geese since we had many people say these are chinese. However, someone told us they were Africans. Now I'm afraid that we ordered wrong.
Chinese are amazing geese, my fav's. African are a large, heavy breed normally with dewlaps. You have lovely geese.they are probably chinese.Better layers and very social.
Oh my, congrats!
@jchny2000, or anyone else that can help. I don't have any chick food to feed to my broody hen, but I do have cat food, the dry crumble kind. Would that help her maintain weight and get extra vitamins in her, or would it be bad for her health?
Mash that dry crumble cat food and try it. If she refuses try any thing on hand to help boost protein. Serious broody geese will not leave a nest more than once a day.
I can't really offer advice on broody geese, but I can tell you that dry cat food is generally around 28-32% protein, depending on brand and type. Also, lol, every single bird on the property (chickens and geese, both!) that's large enough to eat it loves to try to steal my barn cats' food, whether there are cats trying to eat it or not - then again, they'll all try to steal the dogs' food, too, and, again, whether the dogs are trying to eat it or not.
Thank you, so it must be fine for them!
Do you know if it will help maintain her weight?
It should. Geese will eat a feed if it tastes good.
Hello to all- so glad to find you. I adopted a pair of White Chinese about a month ago- they are doing well with my flock and doing all the spring stuff as expected- I must say that I anticipate a huge flock if their efforts are successful. I digress.....my question, as a first time goose owner, is that they run to me every time they see me in anxious anticipation of something. I have not yet figured out that something and every tidbit I try is met with disappointment😖 Is this just normal behavior or am I missing something?
Happy geese will run and fly! its an enjoyable event to watch. We have 5 acres so when I open coops for free time, they take flight.
They flock to you also. No worries just talk to them. Geese are a very social bird.