are geese fun to hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Axle Quails, May 15, 2011.

  1. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, I thinking ab out hatching geese but I want to know if their fun species to hatch and what breed would be best ??
     
  2. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sure they are.I have also heard they keep skunks away.Now i would suggest you go to the geese section of the forums to find out useful information. [​IMG]
     
  3. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] thanks I might aswell do that......
     
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    Paintedhorsegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im also thinking about loading up my incubator with goose eggs....That is once my frizzles hatch out hopefully by tuesday...
    I have never raised geese before but Im thinking about it
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    They're lots of fun. I just had a Pilgrim gosling to hatch last Sunday. She's already imprinted on me, so it's been really sweet with her following me around everywhere. She was the only one to hatch out of 3 shipped eggs. One died early due to bacteria & the other died before he could pip [​IMG]

    I used a broody instead of a incubator to hatch her, but I've been eyeing some geese eggs on Ebay that I'd love to try as soon as I can get one of the bators empty.

    As far as breeds, there are so many to choose from. We chose Pilgrims because they're on the critical list & because they're an auto-sexing breed, but we've been thinking about doing Sebastopols or Africans, too.

    Aubrieanne, our little gosling
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