How long is the incubation period for an African Goose?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by HopieGirl4Ever, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. HopieGirl4Ever

    HopieGirl4Ever The Chook Artist

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    Hi,
    We currently have a broody hen who is sitting on an African goose egg. I couldn't find how long the incubation period is for African geese, so I was wondering if anyone here knows? Also, will the development of the egg be slower if it's under a hen? Thanks!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    28-30 days for geese and only 21 for chickens I hope your hen doesn't quit on you. I'd have a back up plan like an incubator on the ready just in case. Not sure as far as development You may have to spritz the egg though lets see if @jchny2000 has any ideas.
     
  3. HopieGirl4Ever

    HopieGirl4Ever The Chook Artist

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    @Miss Lydia thank you so much for your reply! I appreciate the information.
     
  4. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    The incubation temps the same. Once the chicks have hatched, she may leave the goose egg however. I would start looking to borrow an incubator, or find someone with a broody for a backup plan. I have had Muscovy hatch geese but not chickens yet.
     
  5. HopieGirl4Ever

    HopieGirl4Ever The Chook Artist

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    Thank you for your reply :) We do have a backup plan, as we currently have a few other broody hens, as well as an incubator.
     
  6. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Wonderful! Please let us know how it goes!
     
  7. HopieGirl4Ever

    HopieGirl4Ever The Chook Artist

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    I'll keep you updated :)
     
  8. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    How is it going?
     
  9. HopieGirl4Ever

    HopieGirl4Ever The Chook Artist

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    The goose egg is due to hatch in a few days :)
     
  10. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] [​IMG] I hope it hatches!
     
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