Hatching Sebastopols first time! Advice?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by EmAbTo48, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time hatching I usually allow mother goose to do her work but have decided its time to try this out!

    Okay so this is what I have done so far:

    I have 6 eggs in the incubator just put them in today. 2/4/13

    Temp: is set at a steady 99.0

    I won't turn on the auto turner till tomorrow afternoon (24 hours)

    I weighed all the eggs and recorded it.

    I will be checking eggs on the 10th to see if any are viable.


    Truly I think none our viable as my birds have mated maybe 4 times tops that I have seen. And we have been in the negatives for the last 3 weeks here in NW. So when offered a pool they have not wanted it of course who would! LOL! But my silly goose as decided to lay... crazy bird... Anyways maybe I will be lucky and might get one or 2 of out of this!

    Either way this is good practice. As she is going to continue to lay here.

    Now is 99.1 to high for Sebs? I am going off my Brinsea Octo 20 book....

    Also do you keep the ventilation open half way the entire time? UGH! lol This will be for sure a good practice run :)
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    read Pete's hatching guide in the stickies at the top of the page and follow it. It is the best guide and answer source for hatching goose eggs.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I set two Sebastopol eggs yesterday night at 7:00 am. Temp 100, water pan full, auto turner on. I'll be hand turning them 1X per day, starting today. I'm following Pete's hatching guide as best I can. Finger's crossed I have two healthy, Seb goslings at the first of March! I have my finger's crossed for your hatch, too. : )

    I'll start the daily cooling/misting at day 7, I think that's what Pete said to do. : ) Getting nervous, I've never had good luck hatching goose eggs.

    ~ Aspen
     
  4. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Aspen, I have read over and over Petes hatching so more hoping I have some fertile eggs I will be checking next week to see if they are even viable! If not it was good practice to get in the swing of things here!
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I'll be candling this weekend, I hope I see two babies growing.

    ~ Aspen
     
  6. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aspen, I think 100 degrees is too high. Look at Pete's guide again. You want to do more of a dry incubating as you want to lose a total of 16% of the total weight by the I think 28 day.
     
  7. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends on whether the incubator has a fan. If it has a fan, then the temp should be 99.5. If it does not, then it should be 101.5.
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Thanks for the advice..I'll go see if I can lower my temperature. I'm using a Sportsman, which has a fan.

    ~ Aspen
     
  9. SpringChicken

    SpringChicken New Egg

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    Can someone tag the link to Pete's Hatching Guide for geese? I cannot seem to find it on my phone :/
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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