Have a goose egg on day 28, and have ???

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Love my Critters!, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I incubated 1 lone goose egg for my neighbor girl. I'm on day 28, I can feel movement in the egg, I never had luck candling it though. When should it hatch? Do they peep and pip just like chickens or not. How warm should the brooder be for it? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. This is my first time with anything other than chickens.
    thanks,
    Michelle
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    What type of goose egg is it? usually they hatch from day 28-32. keep the humidity up in the 70% range, and dont open the incubator.
     
  3. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what kind of goose. The adults that roam around the river are just plant white and white/grey. Black beaks and feet and some have orange beaks and feet. They are fairly large. They are not like Canadian Geese. I only know them as plain standard geese. I do have my humidity up around 68-70 so that and the temp are in good shape. I just need to know what to watch for while it's hatching and then if there is anything special I need to do for the brooder.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    make sure that the brooder has a non-slippery floor. If the floor is slippery, the gosling will have spraddle leg.
     
  5. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just let it be. As long as humidity is 70 to 75% you are great. It takes much longer for these guys to hatch. It can take 24 to 36 hours after the first pip. Relax and it will be fine. Also make sure you give it non- medicated started. I use game bird or meat bird feed for mine. Jenn
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2008

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