Going for goose sucess, this time

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jellobutt, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. jellobutt

    jellobutt Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a pair of Embdens. Last year she went broody and we let her try to hatch 12 eggs. We candled them in the night as she was way more docile then, and it was easier to see too. 5 of the eggs were duds. the other 7 grew and grew. Then 2 turned all red all of a sudden. The last 5 grew into fully formed babies 1 hatched and was stolen by a magpie the other 4 grew babies but they never hatched, they died in the egg. We just got our first goose egg of the year. we are checking it tonight to see if its fertile. What can we do differently so we get babies? They have a new pen that is magpie proof. Can I put geese eggs under my broody hens? We have 20 hens. Can they turn them? Goose eggs are huge! I have put duck eggs under chickens and we are trying it with turkey eggs as well this year. I really want baby geese this year. They are a very bonded pair and are really wonderful and nice, unless she is sitting on eggs. Any help is welcome.
     
  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    hey chickens are better at hatching goose eggs then geese themselves! And the hatch rate would be very high but you have to make sure that there are no chicken eggs under the hen till the goose egg is 11 days under the hen or you can just shove about 4 goose eggs under a big hen! The hatching rate will be high and you dont have to put water on them when a hen broods on them (never knew why) But the only problem is that when the goslings hatch you will have to take the gosling away from the hen since most chickens arent interested in goslings and you will have to raise the goslings yourself :) hope it helped and geese that brood first time and lay first time shouldent really sit on eggs espically since she would have her own eggs and yea magpie problem is common here too so keep an eye on the babies for the first week till the 2nd week .
     
  3. jellobutt

    jellobutt Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]We got a baby!!![​IMG][​IMG]


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    and we had two ducks hatch from under the same hen
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    So proud !
     
  4. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Congrats.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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