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Broody goose

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Days poultry, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Days poultry

    Days poultry In the Brooder

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    Hi my goose was sitting on five eggs two hatch but the goslings died soon after hatching so she is sitting on three eggs and they have not hatched and its day 32 is there a chance they will still hatch and if they dont what should i do and by what day should i remove them
     

  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Is this her first setting?
     
  3. Days poultry

    Days poultry In the Brooder

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    Yes
     
  4. Days poultry

    Days poultry In the Brooder

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    Its my first time breeding geese i have bred chickens and ducks
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    @Days poultry Have you candled the eggs to see where they are in development ? Smell them too you should be able to do the sniff test to determine if they are bad.
     
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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Being her first time she may not have layed all the eggs before she started setting them. So I would check them before you toss them. I'd smell them first like Miss Lydia said, rotten ones will be easy to sort out. Then I'd candle them and sort out any that aren't developing. And if there are any left I'd let her set another week and candle again and see if there is any progress.
     
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  7. Days poultry

    Days poultry In the Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply :)
     

  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Glad to help
     
  9. Days poultry

    Days poultry In the Brooder

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    Hi i candle the eggs theres no movement and there is a bit of a smell and my goose is becoming weak so should i remove the eggs and how can i break her broodyness
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Take the eggs, and tear up the nest. She'll likely give it up then.
     

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