Chicken hatching goose

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ben is a terror, May 11, 2011.

  1. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My standard cochin hen is sitting on my 2 sebbie eggs My bator wouldn't work I have a new one coming in hopefully by Sat. Should I let her keep them or move them when the new bator gets here.She started sitting on them on 5/9/11 If moving them what temp and hum. should they be at and what about turning. I've never hatched geese before. I will be hand turning.
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  2. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old will they be when your new incubator arrives?

    In the still air that I used, the temperature was 102 degrees Farenheit and the humidity was about 40%.
    During hatching time, humidity was at 60% and the temperature at about 101 degrees Farenheit (possibly lower).

    My eggs were turned four times per day at even intervals.
     
  3. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    Is your incubator fan assisted or still air? However you can say 37.2C/99.5F for a fan assisted and if it's a still air machine then the same temperature but being recorded at a level which equals the centre of the egg. In handing turning always turn an odd number of times a day, eg; 3 or 5. Turn 180 degrees in alternating directions. Dont worry about water until external pipping.

    See link for full details;

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=491013

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  4. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She will be sitting on them for 6 days when the new bator comes. It has a fan. The nest box she is in is a tight fit the eggs are getting filthy Should I do anything? Clean them or leave them?
     

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