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Need temp for goose egg pls

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Love my Critters!, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little neighbor girl brough over a goose egg this morning that she found alone by the river yesterday evening. She asked me to incubate it for her. I know they are different than chickens. Whats the best temp, humidity, and for how long. Is if for 28 days? I tried to candle it to see if there was anything going on in there but evidently I do not have a light strong enough to penetrate that goose egg shell. Even my LED light wouldn't show me anything, I couldn't even see the air sac. Please help, I've never done anything with any other bird besides chickens.

    Thanks for any info!!
     
  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody?
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    This is from the a page on my website, http://www.freewebs.com/sundownwaterfowl/toulousegeeseinfo.htm ,




    Hatching Preparation

    Before incubation, I make sure that all of my incubation equiptment is properly disinfected. I use a solution of water and Brinsea Incubation Disinfectant to disinfect my equiptment. I put the solution into a spray bottle and mist down my incubator, thermometers, the slats that hold the eggs, and my new sponge for humidity. I also dip the eggs in the disinfectant before I put them into the incubator.

    To order the Brinsea Incubation Disinfectant you can go to http://www.brinsea.com/default.aspx That is the offical Brinsea website.



    Temperature

    When hatching goose eggs the temperature needs be at 37.4-37.6 degrees celsius.



    Humidity

    The humidity should be 50-55% during days 1-26. On day 27 when the eggs are 3 days away from hatching the humidity needs to be around 75%. A hint to keep the humidty up for hatching is to take a brand new clean sponge and soak it with warm-hot water, then put that in the incubator. The sponge keeps the humidity high.



    Turning

    The goose eggs need to be turned and odd number of times a day from day 1 to day 26. On day 27 of incubation you must stop turning the eggs. The goslings are moving around in the egg getting in the position to hatch. Rotating the egg during this time will confuse the gosling.



    Misting and cooling the egg

    Starting on day 4 and ending on day 26 you must take the top off the incubator and let the egg cool for 15 miniutes. Sometime during that cool down the egg must be sprayed with warm water.



    Hatching

    Around day 28-30 when the gosling begins to hatch you must not open the incubator. Opening the incubator lets out the humidity and the gosling can become stuck in the shell. Let the gosling stay in the incubator for 24 hours until it fluffs up before moving it to the brooder.
     

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