Incubating goose eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by loot4louie, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. loot4louie

    loot4louie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never done this. I was sent a surprise goose egg with a bunch of mixed breed chicken eggs. The lady said just throw it in and leave it 31 days. I am a nervous wreck because, I see every egg as a possible baby. I hatch every year at school with great success. I set Friday( not ideal, but the mail was delayed due to Valentines) I did not turn on turner bc I hadn't rested as long as I'd have liked. I believe chicken eggs will be ok, but I ignorantly set goose egg big end up. I have now had time to research and realize my error. Do you think I cann lay it on it's side on Monday? I am using a hovabator with fan and the digital temp/humidity displays. I am in Nj and normally have best success with dry incubation. Hoping that will be ok for goose, I will cool and mist weekdaily starting Monday. I have an ancient still air I might try to resurrect for a hatcher, but I hate moving them, ifbthey are doing well where they are! Help!
     
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched a couple of goose eggs and did them just as I do chickens and they did fine.
     
  3. loot4louie

    loot4louie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is good news! Thanks! If geese and chicken eggs are in at the same time, can you just leave them in during the chicken lockdown and hatch? Or should I be scrambling to create another bator?
     

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