Little Giant 9200 Still Air for incubating Goose eggs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Pudge, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Pudge

    Pudge Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I put my instructions in a place I wouldn't forget.. problem is.. I forgot. I had a 85%hatch rate last year. I misted and cooled after day 5 until day 26.

    My questions is with the still air what temp do you set for halfway up the egg? I want to use the temp on the listed instructions for geese that came with it like I did last year. I am having a blond moment.

    any help would be very appreciated.
     
  2. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I bought the book Domestic Geese by Dr. Chris Ashton. It has the most detailed info on geese that I've seen yet. She actually suggests 99 degrees for geese with a brief cooling period, and for European breeds of geese 38% humidity. For African and Chinese geese she suggests 55% humidity.
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    what is this cooling period that I keep hearing about??
     
  4. Pudge

    Pudge Out Of The Brooder

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    Each day a mother goose will leave the nest and go to water. The cooling down and misting simulates her leaving the nest for a short period and coming back w/damp feathers. It has worked well for me.
     
  5. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Okay how many manual turns a day for these? I have no turner.

    I was going to use the cabinet incubator for my geese but there's no room there and I don't have a goose holder.
     
  6. Pudge

    Pudge Out Of The Brooder

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    I just turn mine twice per day. about the same time.
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Your supposed to turn them an odd number of times a day.
     

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