Need Suggestion for egg hatching please!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by EmAbTo48, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few questions as about how to go about hatching eggs. I thought I had at least till next month to really get in the swing of things as we are in the middle of winter here, however, I have 3 goose eggs and more to come obviously from my Sebastopol pair.

    1) Do I take these eggs out now and check to see with one of them if they are fertile?

    2) I was thinking I'd leave one egg in the nest to continue her to keep laying and put some in the incubator. But I am not out to hatch 30 eggs from this goose LOL! I know they can hatch up to 3 batches of eggs ranging to ususally 7 eggs plus I know not all hatch out. I have friends that want them for pets so I want to hatch some but of course don't want to stick myself with a million Sebs.

    I just need some advice on how to go about this. I would love for her to sit herself as I like that more then incubating.. but I am not even sure these eggs are fertile yet. Plus its supposed to drop down to -14 again this week and be in the negatives another 2 days if she doesn't sit on the eggs will they be bad? UGH! This all seems so much more complicated then chickens or ducks... lol!

    Anyways any advice would be great!!!
     
  2. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1) yes definetly you don't want to start incubating unfertile eggs do you :)
    2) i would leave one egg in yes mark it with a pencil :) and the rest incubate or eat :)
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    if temps drop that low they will freeze and could likely crack open. If you want info on how to incubate read the sticky at the top of the goose area. It covers all questions you could have. Your sebastopols wont sit multiple clutches of eggs a year. You can take the eggs now and incubate to see if they are fertile, or take them and eat them waiting for warmer temps and hoping she will set and hatch them herself.
     

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