local incubator using kerosene combustible lanterns as heat source

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ahmadyzailanee, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. kerosene lamp incubator is very good to use, with that I was able to hatch over 200 eggs comprising turkey, chicken, guinea fowl, goose, ducks, peacock and so on all at the same time.. u wouldn't believe it until you see it your eyes...though pics are not ready :(
    the funniest thing is that i have no hygrometer to check for the humidity, that not withstanding i succeeded.
    when it comes to egg turning i do it with my hands several times a day.
    now goose are the main egg layers of this season, I've accommodated over 25 eggs from friends and customers.
    The problem is my own goose is not laying and they've been mating for long like 2 months earlier, my question is that is there a way that i can boost the situation so that she can lay ASAP or should i patient and let her finish her prolongation??
  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    Not sure if there is much you can do to speed up her onset of lay. But, you can make sure she has plenty of nutrient rich food and fresh water, is as stress free as possible, and if you are short on daylight hours, you may want to add a light so she is getting at least 12-15 hours of daylight. Other than that, it is pretty much a waiting game.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Great advice already,

    Your incubation method is commonly used here in Africa. I note your location is Birnin Kebbi. I know that Birnin is a Hausa word (I used to live in Birnin Gwari) in Nigeria, but then you mention "seasons" so I'm not really sure where you are (unless you are referring to the Harmattan). If the name issue is just a weird coincidence you will think i'm bonkers (you would not be alone on that one) but just asking out of interest.


  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about geese, but you might want to post on our Geese section in Other Backyard Poultry under the Forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our Geese experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sounds like you have found a great way of successfully hatching eggs!

    Thanks for joining us!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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