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adding geese eggs to already incubating eggs after incubation of 1 wee

Discussion in 'Geese' started by GEESECRAZY, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. GEESECRAZY

    GEESECRAZY Out Of The Brooder

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    I'M NEW AT THIS,,,,FIRST TIME. I HAVE MY GEESE EGGS IN AN OCTAGON 20 ECO INCUBATOR, MANUAL TURN. I HAVE 4 EGGS WHICH I STARTED 1 WEEK AGO. CAN I ADD 2 MORE NOW? I CANDLED YESTERDAY & I THINK 2 ARE NOT GOING TO DEVELOP AS THERE IS NO SIGN OF CHANGE IN YOLK FROM THE 1ST DAY. DO I NEED TO JUST LEAVE THEM A FEW MORE DAYS? I APPRECIATE ANY HELP.
     
  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellll...technically I think we are suppossed to discourage you from doing that unless you have another machine that can be used exclusively as a hatcher....but it is so hard to stick to that rule.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. GEESECRAZY

    GEESECRAZY Out Of The Brooder

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    THANKS FOR THE INPUT, BUT TECHNICALLY WHAT OR WHY IS THE REASON ADDITIONAL EGGS CAN'T BE ADDED? I'VE SEARCHED THE WEB AND CAN'T FIND THIS OUT.
    THANKS!
     
  4. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Hatching creates a hugemess, so there is more chance that the incubating eggs can be contaminated with bacteria.

    I'm doing it though. [​IMG] I have two incubators and both are full. My first hatch starts Tuesday-Wednesday and then they pretty much continue on every few days for the next several weeks. My problem was that I was mistakenly sent 20 duck eggs when I only purchased 4 goose eggs.

    Threw everything off, but what could I do but put those little babies in? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. GEESECRAZY

    GEESECRAZY Out Of The Brooder

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    SO YOU PUT THE EGGS IN SEVERAL WEEKS LATER AFTER THE ORIGINAL BATCH STARTED INCUBATING? HAVE THEY HATCHED YET? HOW DID THEY TURN OUT? THIS IS MAKING ME CRAZY! LOL
     
  6. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:LOL..it's making you crazy...I'm going insane! My first hatch is just starting - I figure once I get through the first week I'll be good because I have them in very large groups after that.

    All my duck eggs are in one bator (except the 4 that are internally pipping right now) and the other one - the "hatcher" - is filled with goose eggs.

    I never intended this to happen, but when someone sends you 20 free saxony eggs you find room! [​IMG] So I did. [​IMG]
     
  7. GEESECRAZY

    GEESECRAZY Out Of The Brooder

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    WELL, I WENT AHEAD AND ADDED THE TWO NEW EGGS WHICH I COLLECTED ONE YESTERDAY(SAT.) AND THE OTHER THURSDAY. THEY WILL BE ONE WEEK BEHIND THE OTHERS WITH HATCHING. I'VE PONDERED AND SCRATCHED MY HEAD AND BIT MY NAILS ALL DAY...LOL WHAT TO DO .....IF I LEAVE THEM OUT AND WAIT ON HER(MOM GOOSE) TO START INCUBATING THEY MIGHT BE TOO OLD OR A PREDITOR GET THEM. SO I JUST PUT THEM IN THE INCUBATOR AND I FEEL GOOD NOW. I COULD OF JUST SCRAMBLED THEM IN THE MORNING AND TOPPED WITH CHEESE!LOL NAW!!!NEVER
    THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,
    TERESA:)
     

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