HEEEELP.. Incubating Seb Goose Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redhen, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Hi! I am incubating a few of my Seb goose eggs for a friend. I think we're on day 10 or so...
    temps have been at 96-100 degrees.. and humidity has been between 50-60%..
    So i candeled them last night..
    All are alive...with good veining, and a little embryo floating around.
    Buuuut... all the veining seems to be on ONE side of the egg?
    Almost like they arent being turned or something. I turn them 3 x a day...
    Shoud i turn them more times a day? But i dont want to mess with them too much..
    Are these eggs going to make it??!



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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    They look normal so far to me, but I would recommend you turn your humidity down to around 40% or you will probably lose the embryos. I have little to no humidity in my incubator now after I lost over 30 eggs this year.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    pips&peeps :

    They look normal so far to me, but I would recommend you turn your humidity down to around 40% or you will probably lose the embryos. I have little to no humidity in my incubator now after I lost over 30 eggs this year.

    OOh wow! So get it down to 40%.... and what about come lock down time? What humidity you you suggest then?
    Thanks!! (off to go get that humidity down!)​
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I just bump them up to regular around 45-50% and they have no problem hatching. I do check them periodically after the externally pip and spray them real good.
     
  5. redhen

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    pips&peeps :

    I just bump them up to regular around 45-50% and they have no problem hatching. I do check them periodically after the externally pip and spray them real good.

    Okay.. so after they externally pip start spraying them down with warm water?
    How often?
    Sorry to be a pest! But these guys just lost all their eggs (that i gave them to incubate)... they saw the babies growing.. etc.. and were real excited.
    So i'd hate to let them down...i hope i can get a baby to hatch for them! [​IMG]
    And my girl has stopped laying for the year also... so these eggs are their only chance.​
     
  6. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your humidity is way too high for incubating goose eggs.
    The aircells are showing that they aren't loosing enough moisture.
    I highly recommend reading the following guide on incubating waterfowl eggs.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=491013

    Having all your eggs showing well on day 10 is a very good sign.
    Head on over to the goose board if you need any help with your little ones.
    Hope to see you there.
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  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yeah...thanks. I just took out all the sponges but one. Well see where the humidity goes now...
    As for turning? HOw much do you guys recommend?
    I have been doing it 3x a day... is that enough?
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I'm really bad about turning, I do it at least twice a day, sometimes only when I remember..... [​IMG]

    I will spray the pipped gosling about 3-4 times a day while I watch it to make sure it hatches on it's on. Don't be afraid to help come 48 hours after pipping. There is real good info on the goose incubation thread about helping.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks so much! I'll go look that up!
     

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