2016 Gosling Hatch-a-long

Discussion in 'Geese' started by servpolice, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Mire, just spritz the egg with water after 10 days. In nature, geese stay locked down on nest for the 1st couple of weeks, but then will take daily breaks that last longer as they get closer to hatching time. During their break, they will take a quick bath and return to nest while wet, then preen themselves standing over eggs, causing water to drip onto eggs before laying back down on eggs.

    Paulla, hey friend. Good to see you again!
     
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  2. mire0042

    mire0042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mire0042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for explaining about why spritzing the egg is needed! Makes a lot of sense now.[​IMG]
     
  4. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi J. How's things at your place?
     
  5. jwlpoultry

    jwlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 2 eggs on Monday and candled tonight on day 5 and I have 2 little spots and blood veins. Im so excited as this is my first time hatching goose eggs
     
  6. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't wait to see their goslings!
     
  7. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My geese are still mating though the African females aren't yet.
    The weather here is absolutely disgusting we have constant rain and wind and it's 3 degrees here which is really cold for Ireland [​IMG] because I know people have like -20 here so I should really not complain :D
    But this winter was very wet so I can't wait till it gets drier and warmer!
     
  8. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey Paulla, things are great here. After losing Spirit and one of my buff girls last year, I'm really looking forward to spring and new babies!

    Serv, I can't wait either! I bet they will be adorable!
     
  9. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most all of my eggs are a bust.. I just have one developing at day 10. Guess I'll have to try to get some more eggs next week. The duck eggs I put in with them weren't fertile either, so if it hatches, it will be a lonely gosling for a bit ( or probably a very spoiled one) until I can hatch it a friend.
     
  10. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a baby proof 6 in stuffed animal works wonders for lone hatches :)
     

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