hatching and canding brown african geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Rosalinda, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Rosalinda

    Rosalinda Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 16, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    This is my second try at hatching african geese. Someone gave me eggs and the first time I didn't see any growth, just a big yolk. I think the eggs where out for a long time so I asked them to get the eggs and save them so we can try again. Well, a few days ago I put six eggs in the incubator w six turkey eggs. I am hoping the eggs are good this time. I am candling in a few days... I was wondering what type of lights do you guys use and when do I stop turning the eggs?

    This is my first attemp at hatching ducks and turkeys... I really hope it works (my kids and students too!)[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    sorry can't help... but someone can i am sure
     
  3. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy and welcome to the group! I had the same thing happen. My first goose eggs weren't fertile but I've got a second batch in the incubator and at least half of them are developing nicely. I candle with a big flashlight. I wait until it's dark and then hold the egg so it completely blocks the light and you should be able to see the big red spider of veins the first time you candle at about 10 days. After that the embryo grows so quickly you may not know exactly what you're looking at.
    Good luck!
     
  4. Rosalinda

    Rosalinda Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I really hope the second time works.. I came across some info from miss prissy. (MissPrissy>gosse egg incubation info) which was helpful...
     

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