Hatching Goose Eggs- I cheated!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Goose and Fig, May 14, 2011.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    We had a huge nest of Toulouse eggs. I was lazy and failed to take them in a timely manner. So- I ended up finally removing all the eggs the broody could not cover. Of course all of these eggs had been laid at different times and I had no idea when they were due. I did about 3 weeks worth of turning, misting, cooling....all that jazz. I had a few hatch, a few go bad, and a bunch looked ready but no pips. I put the remaining eggs in the hovabator on the turner. Big end up. With chicken eggs. No humidity, no cooling, no misting.
    Over the next week or so they all hatched! DRY and IN THE TURNERS!
    And all on different days [​IMG]

    Sometimes you get the best results when you just don't worry about it.

  2. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Songster

    May 20, 2010
    Lake Charles, LA
    [​IMG] How awesome for you!
  3. [​IMG] Congratulations. Thats what I said when I did my 1st goose eggs this year. I told myself not to worry over them, I turned 3 times a day and only candled 3 times during the 28 days, Pete aid to put down my humidity on the last few days and I had 100%. Sometimes its not worth sweating the big stuff [​IMG]

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