Incubating American Buff Goose Egg Questions?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jimlas, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. jimlas

    jimlas Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    Well, I have joined the many people incubating goose eggs this year,and boy am I excited.
    I am using shipped eggs, as there is nobody that I know of here in New Hampshire that raises the American Buff goose.
    Anyway, I candled the first three that I set 5 days ago, and at least one was definitely fertile but the other two are really hard to get a good look at.
    I will wait a couple more days and candle again.

    My question is should I be misting them once a day now or wait until I am further along.
    The air cells look fine in this batch. I did have 5 others, same breed, shipped as well. They were set three days ago.
    Only one of the air cells looked like it might be loose a little. Not bad. Not sure if I should prop it up a little.
    I am only using Little Giant incubators so I feel if I propped it up then it would be getting different temperatures throughout the egg??

    Does anyone else have shipped goose eggs in a bator right now?

    Thanks so much :eek:)
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
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  3. jimlas

    jimlas Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    I did, thank you :eek:)

    I just checked for fertility tonight and at least two are fertile out of the first three I set from Washington state ( day 7 ), and 4 out of the 5 that I got from Florida are fertile, ( day 4 )
    I am so excited! I knew the fifth egg from Florida probably wouldn't be fertile as it is very small compared to the other 4. I think it was stuck in as an extra, but came from a young goose. I only bought 4 anyway,
    I'll give those two undecided a few more days to make sure.

    This is going to be a long month :eek:)

    I really need to know how long the American Buffs incubate for though so I know when to lock down. I am having a hard time to find info on this specific breed.

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