I will have to say I don't know for all of these... (I bought the eggs on ebay ) I am assuming that yes, they do eat quite a bit reading how other BYCers have to block the chicken coop so they can't go eat all the food. Yes, they are good foragers/weed eaters. As far as I know, they don't fly because they are too heavy. Other than that, I've heard that goose eggs taste better than duck or chicken, but are more cholesterol. I am excited b/c when I was a teen, I loved to paint/decorate blown eggs, and these are such a nice size I think they'll make some awesome ornaments/gifts!
Candling show a definite 15 of my eggs have veining, possibly 5 to 10 more, but it was hard to tell. I'm pretty sure 4 were clear, but I will wait until day 14 or so to remove and eggtopsie.
Thanks, I just ordered a new hygrometer because I don't think the ones I have are accurate. They always read between 20 and 30% but my air cells look small for where they are. The one I ordered is used for cigars but in my case for incubation ;)
I aim for 35%
Don't forget to calibrate it. I would always go by aircell size over what a hygrometer says.
The hygrometer is digital and is one of the Accurite that is also a thermometer. The one I ordered is strictly a hygrometer and I bought a kit that assists in calibrating it. I know I could do it myself but figured the first time around I would use the kit. My air cells have looked pretty good but still seem small. I waited to increase humidity until this morning (which is day 19) but I'm nervous because of the air cell sizes. I'll keep you all updated.