Incubating Goose eggs, Question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 2manyhobbies, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small incubator that I want to put 7 goose eggs in, does anyone know what temp they do best at? If you have any other suggestions to get a good hatching rate, please let me know. I've done chicken eggs, but this is my first time doing goose eggs. Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The same as chickens but much higher humidity.

    -Still air incubator 101 - 102 at the top of the eggs.

    -Forced air - 99.5 - 100.5.

    -Humidity 65% until day 26 - boost it to 85%.

    -They have to be turned 3 - 5 times a day.

    -They need a 15 - 30 minute cool down daily.

    -They need spraying with warm water once a day during the cool down.

    - They can take 28 - 35 days to hatch.

    I have done 2 sets of goose eggs so far. They are the hardest egg to hatch. They require the most tending daily. They make me nervous. Once they pip it can take 2 - 3 days for them to hatch. My current hatch success is 71%. I have found they might need intervention to hatch live. They die easily in the shell during hatching. The less you handle them the better off the eggs are.

    Good luck. I wish you much success. Keep us posted on your results.
     

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