cooling goose eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickalator, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would apprreciate it if somebody could fill me in. i no to mist them once a day and to let them cool but how do you let them cool? just open the bator for fifteen minutes?
     
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  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
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    I know Miss Prissy has hatched geese. You might do a search for geese and her name. I believe she let them cool down for 10-15 minutes a day and misted them with a spray bottle sometime during then from about day 4 on.

    I can't help you much beyond that. Maybe if you had more specific questions and changed you post title to reflect specific you would get more reponses.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    MissPrissy told me to mist them with water and cool them for 15 minutes a day from day 4 to first pip. They need higher humidity as well, at least 65%. I run mine at 70%. The temps are the same as chickens except you need to lower the temp one degree the last 3 days. And they take about 28-30 days to hatch.
     
  4. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so do you just open the bator for fifteen minutes and then spray them? how much spray should i use?
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Sorry, yeah you just take the top of the bator off to cool them. I just sprayed them till they were wet. Just a couple of squirts. Make sure the sprayer is on mist, so you don't drench them too badly!
     
  6. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yhanks guys!
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I cooled mine for 5-10 min from day 4 until it pipped the air sac. Mist the egg sometime during the cool down. I incubated 1 egg, and it hatched all by itself.
     

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