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Getting ready to take everyone's eggs to the PO!!!!  Good luck everyone and please keep me posted on shipping!!!!  fl.gif  hugs.gif  Thanks again Iain, Marty, Celtic, Goosed, Jerry

A mother of 1 son, caterer to 4 horses, 1 pony, 6 lionhead bunnies, 6 dogs,  cats and kittens, 10 Peacocks & soon to be peachicks , lots of Chickens,  17 Toulouse Geese, 1 African Goose, 2 Muscovy ducks ,1 fat guinea pig, 2 Turtles

 

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A mother of 1 son, caterer to 4 horses, 1 pony, 6 lionhead bunnies, 6 dogs,  cats and kittens, 10 Peacocks & soon to be peachicks , lots of Chickens,  17 Toulouse Geese, 1 African Goose, 2 Muscovy ducks ,1 fat guinea pig, 2 Turtles

 

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Good Luck with todays hatches!  fl.gif  I candled mine this morning, and still  nothing.  But, as we know, waterfowl go at their own pace.  

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Chikn.... when it comes time to open bator again.... do you have a cheese cloth or hand towel that you can lay onto floor of bator and set baby on?  When it hatches, it is best it is not on wire, as it may still have some string attached to it.  You may also want to take a damp warm qtip and give that inner membrane a good swab to keep it moist.  If it appears to be sticking to the baby, work the qtip between membrane and baby to loosen.

 

Lastly, if the baby's top half pops out of the opening of shell.  Do NOT pull that bottom half of shell off.  You want that baby's bottom end inside that shell for as long as possible!!

My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

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Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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Goosed.... keep an eye that it maintains the pattern/rhythm that it is setting.  It should pip this morning... and if it starts to slow down, like it is running out of steam as opposed to the resting part of the pattern, let us know!

My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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Do you see shadows over the back of the day 21 line when egg is laying horizontally?   Like this:

african shadowing.JPG

 

 

My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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Erin, it will be fun!!  I will receive 3 sets of goose eggs on Monday.  I will report a comparison for each set on how they were packaged and whether air cells are intact!

 

Goosed, I would try to reach ratitemomma aka Carole about the dewlaps.  It is a safe bet you will receive strong healthy eggs from pretty birds.  Here is her buff flock:

buff dewlap.JPG

 

 

My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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Originally Posted by Iain Utah View Post

Erin, it will be fun!!  I will receive 3 sets of goose eggs on Monday.  I will report a comparison for each set on how they were packaged and whether air cells are intact!

 

Goosed, I would try to reach ratitemomma aka Carole about the dewlaps.  It is a safe bet you will receive strong healthy eggs from pretty birds.  Here is her buff flock:

buff dewlap.JPG

 

 


Ya I was going to try to get a hold of her

 

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Here's an update! I replaced the paper towel with a wet washcloth and the baby was starting to get a little dry so I used a q tip to wet and loosen things up. I hope that's right!
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I love my animals, they are my life and I couldn't imagine it without them!

If someone says, "Don't do that! You wasn't raised in a barn!" I can honestly say, "I was too raised in a barn!" 
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Chikn, yes!  You want that inner membrane to stay moist and non-sticky to your baby.  As it turns kinda brown looking, you can work the qtip under and peel it back a little off the baby, and it looks like you have done that with the membrane by the head.  Good job.  Baby is taking its time to absorb that yolk.  I assume it is still breathing ok and it should be going into a period of quiet rest. So keep doing what you are doing.

 

Goosed, it depends on what you are intending to do with them.  If breeding for hatching eggs or babies to sell, I'd pass.  If hatching to have pets, then I would consider it.  There is another ebay ad for mixed grey/buff dewlap eggs.  Not sure how she ships them and she is a brand new seller, but if I were to take a gamble, I'd probably go with those eggs instead.

My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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