how long for hatch to complete?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ohiofarmgirl, May 16, 2009.

  1. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    my goose hatched two of her goslings yesterday! but no more since then and she is sitting on a huge nest. how long should i wait before i take the eggs out from under her? i was going to give her a day? the little ones are sticking really close but i'm sure they will start toddling around soon enough.

    also - the other female did NOT sit on the nest but now she is banging on the door of the coop to get in. should i take mama#1+babies away and let mama-wanna-be in to set the rest of the eggs?

    thanks!
     
  2. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can go up to 34 days.After that,i'd say it's not going to hatch.
     
  3. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    thanks! should i just keep one of the momma's on the nest? the first goslings are about 2 days old????

    thanks thanks thanks!
     
  4. birdsbirdseverywhere

    birdsbirdseverywhere New Egg

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    Don't know if breed makes any difference, but our Pilgrim geese have ranged between 1 & 8 days to hatch the entire clutch (Amazingly enough, this year all 4 had hatched all the goslings within one day of starting to hatch).
     

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