geese eggs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jandjrice, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. jandjrice

    jandjrice Hatching

    Jan 27, 2011
    How many days does it take to hatch geese eggs?

  2. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    My Coop
    28 days
  3. jandjrice

    jandjrice Hatching

    Jan 27, 2011
  4. Mine generally take 30 days. They can take up to 3 days to hatch once they start pipping, too. We have made the mistake (with the incubator) to help them out if they seemed to be taking too long. It's really hard not to, but don't do it unless it's absolutely necessary. What we've learned the hard way is that thise are usually large goslings and it takes them longer to absorb all the yolk. If you help them out, they haven't had time for this process to occur and they often didn't make it or they had navel problems because the umbilical doesn't dry out sufficiently for them to break out without bleeding. If they're being incubated naturally, just keep an eye on things from a distance that's comfortable for Mama.
  5. linda_zeagler31002

    linda_zeagler31002 Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Adrian, Georgia
    [​IMG] I made the that same mistake this week, all the duck eggs had hatched and candled the two geese eggs and was worried they were struggling, and just could't stand the thought of loosing them, so attempted to help them out lost one in the incubator and lost the other one under the brooder light, [​IMG]
  6. roboboy

    roboboy Songster

    Nov 15, 2009
    Central Wisconsin
    Depending on the breed anywhere from 28 to 35 days with 30 days being the norm. Generally smaller breed's eggs will hatch sooner while heavier breeds will take longer.

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