incubating goose eggs, step by step guidelines?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by onthespot, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Hi, I bought a pre-sale on some sebastopool goose eggs, a dozen and I have neve hatched any before. I only have hovabator still airs and am wondering what is my best best best chance to get a few of them to hatch... any pros out there that like to live on the wild side and use a still air to hatch goose eggs? Maybe i have time to rig up something with circulated air and some heat sinks in the meantime.... [​IMG]
     
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  4. onthespot

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    Okayyyyyy... two votes for a fan. A fan it will be... somehow, some way.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I got mine off ebay, for like $4 including shipping. I'll see if I can find one for you.

    Here's the one I got... http://cgi.ebay.com/CPU-Case-Slot-Fan-Cooler-Blower-For-PC_W0QQitemZ400031207538QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item400031207538&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A15%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

    One
    like this might work better.... http://cgi.ebay.com/40mm-HXS-PC-CPU-Heatsink-Cooler-Cooling-Fan_W0QQitemZ140295215160QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item140295215160&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A15%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

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    make sure that wherever you place a fan that it is not blowing on the eggs. I have mine on the top of the bator, and it blows to the side, so no danger there.
     
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  6. onthespot

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    Those look great! And the price is definitely right. How do I wire that into a hovabator. Should I just get a handyman to do it? I am not smart on wiring stuff...
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You can get an adapter, like for a cordless phone? and just wire it to the wires of the fan. If it runs when you plug it in, then you did it right. If it flips the circuit, then you have your wires crossed [​IMG] Don't wire it direct to the hova's wiring, just run it seperately. You want the fan to run constantly, not cycle like the bator does.

    Plus you don't want to fry your bator by mixing the wiring up. [​IMG]
     
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  8. onthespot

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    D'oh! I get it... thanks! Makes sense and sounds a LOT simpler that way.
     

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