Can someone explain incubating eggs to me?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Carrosaur, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that the Spring is months away, but I don't want to be asking these questions while I have three eggs in my hand!

    1. How many eggs do geese lay?
    2. How long can you store goose eggs before you incubate and have them still be fertile?
    3. How many eggs can you let a goose store herself before she incubates them, as in- how many eggs can I leave under her before she starts sitting? I want as many eggs as possible.
    4. How long are goose eggs incubated.
    5. What are the temperatures for storing and incubating.
    6. How often do you turn them?
    7. When do you stop turning them?
    8. What is misting an egg?
    9. Assisted hatching, when is that necessary?

    Sorry for SO many, thank you!
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive tried hatching geese eggs failed teribly......now i use a silkie as a broody.....she incubated 5 eggs all hatched.
    Though my goose lays every other day
    It take 32 days to hatch I think.
    Your suppose to turn them two to three times a day
    You also need to cool them for 15 min a day then mist them with water as a mother goose would go swim then return.
    You stop turning three days before hatch date
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Did you goose not go broody is that why you used your silkie?
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  5. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She only ever went broody once.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I see in your sig you have 30 Budgies that's alot of bird cages. Do you raise them for sale or just for yourself?
     
  7. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually I need to change that. I gave away half as they do not sell here. I only have 14 left. :)
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I bet that was quite the noise when you had them all, I use to have Budgies and they are sweet birds. Only 2 at a time though.
    How old are your geese? can you post pics?
     
  9. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They live outside as im allergic to the dust. :)
    My geese are 3 years old they are white chinese. And sure let me see if I have recent pics.
     
  10. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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