Incubating Goose Eggs for the first time

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Irishgirl, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Irishgirl

    Irishgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I just got 4 goose eggs, and I was wondering about the incubation. I've heard alot about letting the eggs cool to room temp for 30 min every day, and misting them at the end of the 30 min. Do you do that from the beginning of the 'bation? Or do you start doing that later on? [​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  3. Irishgirl

    Irishgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Miss!
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Don't forget to let us know how it's going and when they hatch!
     
  5. Irishgirl

    Irishgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are supposed to hatch anywhere from the 24-30th. I will keep this updated![​IMG]
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    thats a 6 day window. Goose eggs dont sit in lock downfor 6 days, just three like other eggs. When did you set them in the incubator?
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  8. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the 4 goose eggs from your geese or purchased??? As Celtic says the eggs go into lock down on the 28th day. You only leave them cool for 5-10 minutes a
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    Petes guide to hatching geese eggs is Wonderful to go by!!!! Make sure to use it you will have better hatches that way.
     
  9. Irishgirl

    Irishgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my goose eggs from a guy at my church. I asked him what kind they were and he said, "White ones." So who knows what they are.[​IMG]
    I looked at the pamphlet that came with the 'bator and it said geese take 28-34 days to hatch, so that's what I put on my calender. If anyone can narrow it down, that would be great. I set them on the 24th. Also read Pete's guide, it was very useful![​IMG]
     
  10. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well now that narrows it down some with them being white ones. [​IMG] Here are two that I know are white embeden and chinese geese.
    Just use Pete's guide to hatch your eggs.
     
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