Can I Hatch Buff goose eggs that are 4 weeks old?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by glahaiti, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. glahaiti

    glahaiti New Egg

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    Someone gave me 6 Buff Goose eggs that were laid May 5, 2016. I took them overseas with me and put them in an incubator but they were 4 weeks old by the time I got them in to the incubator. Do they even have a chance of hatching? I put them in with chicken eggs. Try? Throw them away?
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try but I doubt it
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    It's incredibly unlikely that they will hatch. Most eggs won't hatch past 10-14 days of age.
     
  4. glahaiti

    glahaiti New Egg

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    Thanks. I am going to give it 7 days and see if anything happens. Someone told me that a mother goose will sometimes take about a month to get all of her eggs laid before she actually sits on them. Don't know if that is true but it kind of made sense to me. Would have been better if the eggs had been kept cooled before I got them. They were kept at room temperature.
     
  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had guinea eggs that sat on my kitchen counter for over a month and got a 50% hatch rate. Think positive.
     

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