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Goose Incubation & Hatching Guide - Completed!!!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by pete55, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    geese take about 30 days, stop turning on day 27. I hand turn mine with them on their sides. Maybe others will chime in with what they do.
     
  2. KimberlyK0509

    KimberlyK0509 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh no! Does that mean all is lost?
    I have 5 of 9 that are growing wonderfully, but did i mess them up by incubating upright?
    will they not be able to orientate themselves correctly to hatch?
    Should I take them out now and lay them on their sides?
     
  3. muus

    muus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You haven't loose them, put them at the right side, they are going to put themselves at the right side to hatch.
    Goos luck
     
  4. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first... take a deep breath. If they're growing then they're fine for now. they do not start to orientate themselves until close to day 27. [​IMG]It's going to be a long month. Oh, and they take FOREVER to hatch. Good Luck!
     
  5. muus

    muus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in spain we stop turning goose eggs at day 25, the parameters are very diferent. 50%humidity till day 25 and 70-80% the last days.
    The temperature is the same, 37,5 and we let the eggs a few minutes a day to have fresh air, we open the incubators and when we go to close it, we spray some water over them.
     
  6. paul tennant

    paul tennant Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi folks:

    Joined last year and had three waves of incubation Embdens and Mallards (rescued eggs after nest trashed). This year the geese (7 ladies) have started laying almost 4 weeks earlier, however all bar one are last years geese and the fertilisation of the first wave of eggs has dropped, which seemingly is not unusual for young birds. Out of 49 inital eggs in the bators only 16 appear to have set, the first is due to hatch next week (28 days on Sunday). The remaining 15 are some three weeks behind, regretfully.

    We also have the mature hen sat on a nest in the shed, but we are not clear on how many eggs she has. Good luck to all for this season.

    Paul T
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Same to you, look forward to seeing your goslings.
     
  8. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Started up my new incubator to test it out for a few days. I have 2 eggs ready but want a few more before I set them. I would hate to have a single gosling. The old still air will be our hatcher this year. Just wish both females were laying. Only one of my 2 are laying.
     
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  9. KimberlyK0509

    KimberlyK0509 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if i set them on 2/23/14, I should take them out of the turner and lay them on their side on 3/22/14?
     
  10. muus

    muus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to tahke my eggs out of the turner in day 25, for mi its 31 March, and they are going to hatch in day 30, that it's 5 of April.
     

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