incubating goose eggs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ladybug4ut1, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the settings for goose eggs in a still air. I have 11 in a nest and going to pull cause it is going to freeze tonight and she is not setting
     
  2. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    99- 101 F, 38.4 C still-air 2 inches above the floor. The thermometer should not touch the eggs. You can get up to 103 F for a short time with no damage. Humidity should be at 55% at first ( the egg needs to lose 13-15% of it's water by weight to hatch), and you should increase humidity at the time the of hatch. The book" Domestic Geese" by Chris Ashton gives very detailed information for both still air and forced air incubators. Learn to candle your eggs-it will save you a lot of headaches! There's lots of info on BYC.
     
  3. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you

    I could not remember I have done them before and hatched them out. I do not believe they are laying right now. We are supposed to freeze tonight . I know that is not uncommon in the north but rare in Florida. I do know how to candle the eggs and yes it does save a lot of headaches. I hatch a lot of chics out.

    Thanks again and have a Merry Christmas.

    Annika
     

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