Goose eggs and Duck eggs together

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jimmybigboss, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. jimmybigboss

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    Hi im just wondering can i hatch duck eggs and goose eggs together in an incubator? The guy i got them said said yes. But i just need to confirm it first. Thanks!!
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

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    Yes you can. You'll want to check hatch times for the breeds you're setting though. Most geese and ducks seem to take 28 days, but some can take 35. If there's a difference in hatch times, you'll want to set one group first, and then wait and set the other group on the appropriate date so they hatch at the same time :)
     
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    Cool. And what do you recomend for the humidity? Somwhere between 60-65%? He also said i should take the goose eggs out and spray with water once a day?
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

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    Thats up to you. I've never hatched geese, but I have hatched ducks. I use the dry hatch method for chickens and ducks. 25-40% for the first 18 days, 60-75% for lockdown. I don't do any spritzing, but a lot of folks do.
     
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    Oh so humidity doesnt have to be spot on? Im still learning so any help is greatly appreciated.. whats spritzing?
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

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    Not necessarily. Humidity is very much dependent on the conditions in your area. For example, if I'm in Washington state where it rains a lot and your out in the Arizona desert, our humidity needs will likely not be the same.

    Spritzing, as in, to spray with water. Maybe misting would be a better term.

    My recommendation would be to head over to the other fowl section of the forum. Scroll down past the chicken stuff, and the ducks and find the goose section. Ask the folks that frequent that section of the forum what they recommend. This IS the incubating section, but most members here are hatching chickens. A few ducklings pop in now and then. If those goose eggs were mine, I would incubate them just as I said I would in my previous post. And they might hatch or might not. I don't know for sure, I've never hatched geese :)
     
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  7. jimmybigboss

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    In 28-35 days ill post a pic of my new geese lol [​IMG]
     

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