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Looking for Goose Eggs for Hatching

Discussion in 'Other Poultry - Birds & Hatching Eggs' started by tia, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. tia

    tia Songster

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    I am looking for goose eggs to hatch. I would love Cotton patch, but am open to other kinds too. Please let me know as soon as possible. You must be willing to ship. Thanks!!!
     
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    I have Shetland Geese , very similar to Cotton Patch, except less likely to fly, perhaps a bit smaller. 8-12 lbs. I could ship up to about 6. Holderreads 2-3rd generation.
     
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    That sounds good. Where are you and when can you ship. How much are the eggs and freight?
     
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    I see you are in Georgia. I have had eggs shipped from the East Coast before, so I think it would work. Please get in touch with me soon. Thanks!!!
     
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    Rats, sorry, you are in Alaska. I don't think it would be workable due to temperature differences. Likely the temperature differences (below freezing along the route) would be too risky. I have been unable to order some birds because the temperature at both ends are too cold or too hot...Our shipping season is March to May or Oct/Nov. and then the temperature swings can be crazy from one day to the next. I often can't coordinate with Hatcheries in upper North/midwest...
     
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    I have ordered from the East Coast this time of year with no problem. If they are packaged in bubble wrap they should be fine. I am willing to give it a try.
     
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    Well, I could try. Here is what is going on. I think only the two older geese are laying fertile eggs. (usually not fertile the first year )I just tossed 1/3-1/2 of the 'first eggs' after candleing. I usually put everything in the incubators. (we did have a power out for 5 hours sooo). I can try and send more to compensate, but there is someone in line, and laying has been off an on so far, weather has been real up and down and they are laying later than usual. I will post again when I have enough.
     
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    I took a risk and got some on eBay which is something I've never done before and know it could be a disaster. They were shipped all the way from Rhode Island and arrived in great condition. We will see in 5 or 6 days whether I wasted my money. If so, I may want to try it. I've read many disastrous eBay egg purchases, so keeping my fingers crossed that mine isn't another one of them.
     
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    I'm not having much luck with the eggs I have. How soon would you have some available.
     
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    Do you have any hatching eggs available now? Please let me know as soon as possible.
    Thanks
     

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