One of the African geese eggs are hatching!UPDATE It's here PICS

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Germaine_11.20, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Whoo Hoo! My GSD found a stash of 5 goose eggs hidden outside under some dirt the saturday after Thanksgiving. I incubated them and 3 of the 5 veined. Now one of the 3 is hatching.
    I am hoping I don't have to help this one out because they alway need help. It has a hole about the size of a dime open. Nothing from the other two yet. Wow.
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  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!

    You MUST post pictures once the little one (s) is out!!!

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  4. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    I will, they are the cutest babies. My other baby goose is already going to be 8 weeks on 1/1/2010 I didn't realize she was that old already but she is getting real feathers. I have put her in the chicken coop and let her out to roam with the other geese (who she does not like) during the day.
    I am hoping that at least one more of the other two eggs hatch out so she isn't all by herself like the other goose.
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
  6. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Whoo HOo. Way to go....We have brown chinese and white chinese geese and the youngest of them just started laying!

    It's really early for them to lay, I wish they wouldn't this early....Debating on hatching some......I think only 1 is laying right now but must go around and check on all the chinese.

    With your africans, when do yours stop laying?

    Congrats again!
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    i miss my African male, he was just too noisy for where we lived..... [​IMG]
  8. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    Congratulations! I think quite a few people got crazy early clutches. I know that we had a very cold week here (for us, was below 0) followed by a warm week. During the warm week I noted breeding activity, and now I have a sebastopol on eggs. Because the clutch is so early, I'm going to let her sit them. I wasn't expecting eggs until at least Feb!

    It's not a huge clutch, but big enough. 5 eggs.

    Have you had to help them before?
  9. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Quote:Hi Nancy, I bought these geese from a person off Craiglist back in August. I think they were spring goslings. The one girl started laying back in October (I think) and has just kept laying (sporadically)
    I know she is still laying because I found a frozen egg after the snow thawed last week and then it snowed again. Where she is laying I don't know because there is too much white to find them.
    I have been reading too that the cycles are off with both geese and ducks.
    It took about 7 eggs before anything veined out and I think the eggs just weren't fertile yet. Everytime I fill up the big rubber black waterer for them they hop in and mate and about a day or two later I get an egg. So I keep filling it up LOL.
    I hatched one chick, then I had one never make it, and I have 3 in the hatcher now and 3 in the incubator still.
    If I have too many actually hatch I don't know what I will do. They sure do get smelly in the house quickly!
  10. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    The one egg still only has that dime size hole and I can hear it in there. Is this typical for how geese hatch out? I am using the Brinsea and I can't see in there good enough to see if it is stuck or just resting.

    I don't want to open it up because then I will have to help it out. And the others haven't pipped at all. Any suggestions?

    The other 3 all needed some help getting out-but maybe I was too impatient. How long should I wait?

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