Goose hatching eggs ???

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Denninmi, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    I've pretty much hit the wall with birds, now having chickens, ducks, turkeys, and quail.

    But, I do want to try some geese next spring. And, since it's basically Thanksgiving already, it occurred to me that, in this context, "spring" probably means ordering eggs for late March shipment, which is only 4 months away. And, 4 months goes fast.


    1) Does that sound like the correct timing -- shipment in late March for hatching in early May? They take 30-34 days, depending upon breed/species, from what I've read.

    2) Can anyone recommend some good sources for hatching eggs?

    3) Are they "particularly difficult" to incubate as I have read on some sites?
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Geese are pretty hard to incubate, some breeds more than others. I would look locally first or order some goslings instead, I've spent hundreds on goose hatching eggs and have hatched 3 live goslings....and they weren't even anything 'special'.
  3. linda_zeagler31002

    linda_zeagler31002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Adrian, Georgia
    Shellyd2008 has given you the best piece of advice, I have geese, and the problem with alot of peoples eggs is infertile, geese are large and breeding is not that easy for them, and geese require alot of grass and grazing also, and poop every step, LOL, so research this carefully, I have Chinese, African, Toulouse, and Canadian. You have to watch them carefully on their feed, protein will cause you some problems with twisted wing and other things.

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