Incubating Goose eggs and incubator questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DragonClaw01, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a small flock of geese. 3 Brown Chinese and 1 White Chinese. (I think that's what they are, they look very similar to Africans of their respective colors, but I'm going with Chinese from their shape and thinness)

    Anyway, if the dogs don't get the eggs, I have a few to incubate.

    I have 1 in the bator.

    Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance. (I am saving for the water pump)

    1. Also saving for the Brinsea High Intensity Ovascope. (By the way, what kind of camera fits in that eyepiece?)

    2. Buuut, I heard goose eggs should be cooled 15 minutes a day every day and misted directly. True or not?

    3. Also, should they lay flat or be vertical?

    4. This alarm, is that an indicator or can I make it make noise?

    5. How many degrees does the incubator turn? I read that geese need 180 degrees.

    I tried to incubate a guinea, but I set it on the 6th of last month. I gave up and cracked the egg. No development whatsoever. Just mush. So, I am still new to this incubator. I've also only ever hatched 2 dozen chickens.
     
  2. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Already read that. Still unsure
     
  3. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I'll tag @miss lydia she knows goosey people! Maybe she'll have some tags to help out....
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @jchny2000 is a good one to ask. Hopefully she'll see this.
     
  5. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Will type my answers in red lol..good luck with your hatch!
     
  6. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The guinea was a dud. No formation at all.

    I hope this goose shows veins in the next couple days.
     
  7. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    I wait a week, then candle. I have had a good strong fertile egg show as soon as 3 days!
     
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  8. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was like a month.
     
  9. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Oh for the guinea egg? yes if its not showing veins in a week, i toss them.
     

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