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Discussion in 'Geese' started by gooseegg, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. gooseegg

    gooseegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 25 of incubating a goose egg. I had seen a air sac last week. Now I don't. I see lots of movement but no distinct air sac. I use a humidity dial. Not digital. Tried to keep it at 50-55 humidity most of the time. It spiked up three days ago and I had to take water out. Does this mean the baby goose is going to drown? I was going to raise humidity Friday. What do I do? I also have been tilting the egg pointed side down... Spraying daily and turning often. 99.5% temp. Help please?!
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    The air cell is located in the fat (rounded) end of the egg. Can you candle the egg and take a picture to post please? With out seeing what you are seeing it is hard to try and give ideas.
     
  3. gooseegg

    gooseegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked again and there is a very small air sac. I only have my phone and i can't get a good pict. Is it ok that it's so small.
     
  4. gooseegg

    gooseegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked again and there is a very small air sac. I only have my phone and i can't get a good pict. Is it ok that it's so small. Maybe taking up only 3 percent of the egg?
     
  5. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    lower the humidity as it may be too high and thats why egg not loosing correct weight

    here is a guide line

    Geese 28 – 32 days

    Still/Forced Air
    37.3 C (99.5) F
    45 – 55 RH%


    Contact
    39.5 C (103.1) F
    45 – 55 RH%


    Lockdown
    65 RH%

    Weight Loss
    14%
     
  6. gooseegg

    gooseegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FYI, it was sat on from 3-17th to 21st. Predator got to the nest. I saved the only one that wasn't destroyed. Started incubating 3-21st. So is my math off? Do I need to incubate longer before starting the hatching process?
     
  7. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    you need to remeber goose eggs are hard to hatch and require patience

    they take between 28 and 32 days and that is beccause they can start to pip on day 28 but take 3-4 days to hatch bringing the days to 32

    here is how to calculate weight if you dont have a starting weight

    Weight Loss Calculations
    If the weight of an egg was not measured when it was laid it may be estimated using the formula:
    Fresh Laid Weight (g) = Length (cm) x Breadth (cm) x Breadth (cm) x 0.548
    Using the fresh laid weight and the weight loss percentage recommended for the species the daily weight loss may
    be calculated:

    Daily Weight Loss = Fresh Laid Weight x Desired % Loss to pip
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    Number of Days to Pip

    Some breeders prefer to use change of Egg Density as the measure of water loss from the egg:
    Egg Volume = Length (cm) x Breadth (cm) x Breadth (cm) x 0.51
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    Egg Density (g/cm3) = Egg Weight (g)
    Egg Volume (cm3)

    Estimated Daily Change in Egg Density:
    Daily Change = Egg Density at Time (T1) – Egg Density at Time (T2)
    / [divide]
    Time (T2) - Time (T1)
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    It's no where near hatching. Incubate with turning for 30/31 days stop turning 3 days before so day 27/28. If you set the egg on 3/21 and today is only 4/10 you are on day 20 now.
     
  9. gooseegg

    gooseegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been told to count the days that it was sat on by the goose as incubation days. Is that not correct? I do know when i candled it the day i put it in the incubator i saw nothing and thought maybe it wasnt fertile. also,Do I still need to drop the humidity? Thank you..
     
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  10. gooseegg

    gooseegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been told to count the days that it was sat on by the goose as incubation days. Is that not correct? I do know when i candled it the day i put it in the incubator i saw nothing and thought maybe it wasnt fertile. also,Do I still need to drop the humidity because the airsac is so small? Thank you.
     

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