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hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sammark, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. sammark

    sammark Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting 6 hatching sebastopol eggs through the post on Tuesday. & I need a bit of advice, I know I'm supposed to leave the eggs to settle for a day or 2 before incubation. My partner/fiance is convinced we should store them pointy side down for some reason but I think we should just keep them flat the way they would be usually in a nest. Any advice or help on how I should store them to boost the chances of survival would be much appreciated. Thanks :)
     
  2. stefan333

    stefan333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pointy side down because it helps the aircell stabilize. And by all means DON'T let them settle for a day or two. Let them sit out at room temp for about 6-12 hours, then put them in the incubator.
     
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  3. sammark

    sammark Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou very much, I will do that and hopefully get a sucessful hatch. Cheers :)
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    please read the sticky at the top of the goose section that discusses incubation needs of goose eggs (waterfowl) it will answer all of your questions
     

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