2016 Gosling Hatch-a-long

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

  1. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting to know! Thanks for the advice.
    It is probably the same with Africans.
    I have large browns but some of my buffs a lot larger.
    I must show you the YouTube video of the large gander
     
  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my incubator I actually never know what the humidity is (I only fill the water trays and refill them at day 28.
    With temperature mine is always at 37.5 degree Celsius if that helps?
    In fact it's always 37 degrees Celsius for goose eggs.
    I get 90-95%hatch rate every year and keep trying to get 100% but maybe this year is the year!
    Goose eggs are a little harder then duck eggs.
    You need to wet goose eggs and I find that the more you turn the eggs the better hatch rate.
    You can cool the eggs if you want but I don't do that.
    I've an still air bator too.
    Anything else you need to know?
     
  3. chalis

    chalis Out Of The Brooder

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    Whats the best way to wet thhem down? I have read you can spray them or soak them in a cip for a min. The cup one has me a lottle nervous. Also is lock down still 28 days?
     
  4. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the rest of my flock.... Josephine laid the first egg of the season today [​IMG]
    Squishy and Fred
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    Jean Luc... J can you believe he's 3 already!
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    Josephine- 4 year old goose
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    Bev - Jean Luc and Josephine's daughter from 2014
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  5. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get a bowl of luke warm water (more colder then warmer) and put in one egg at a time for 15 secs and make sure the air sac is facing upwards. In the water.
    Yes my geese all hatch at day 31 so lock down is always day 28 ;)
     
  6. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice Embdens! Love looking at the buffs
     
  7. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  8. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    P, Jean Luc looks great!

    I got my incubator yesterday and found my first goose egg of the year. We will finally separate the whites and dewlaps this weekend. Hope to have the new bator fired up soon!
     
  9. jwlpoultry

    jwlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set a goose egg at 12:15 pm this afternoon
     
  10. kimberly35042

    kimberly35042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set my first eggs today too. I don't even know how many. I collect and set them on weekends so I can be home when they hatch. And some experience tells me that I don't want goslings till late March. Too cold and they get big too fast. lol
     

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