Pipping & now hatched, goslings! :) With pics!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. pete55

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    CONGRATULATIONS - those babies are adorable and you must be very pleased with them [​IMG]

    I'll be interested to hear how you get on with vent sexing and good luck with it. I must admit Im not so good at it and give up when the gosling gets upset. I usually end up DNA sexing the ones I want to keep. Easier on the bird, easier on my nerves NOT so easy on my wallet! [​IMG]
     
  2. Quote:Thanks! I'm very happy! I have tried for a few years to hatch them out without any success (last year, fertility was an issue) and the year before that--they formed and died in the shell. Wouldn't you know that this year--all four eggs were shipped from Colorado (one candled clear at 9 days) and the others formed? The best part (or the most ironic part)--I used a STYROFOAM HOVABATOR (a still air that I added a fan to!) [​IMG] I turned them just twice a day, once before I went to work and then once before I went to bed. I did take them out and let them cool, misted them and then put them back in the bator.

    I have no idea where the nearest place is to do the DNA testing--is that feather DNA or???
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:Thanks! I'm very happy! I have tried for a few years to hatch them out without any success (last year, fertility was an issue) and the year before that--they formed and died in the shell. Wouldn't you know that this year--all four eggs were shipped from Colorado (one candled clear at 9 days) and the others formed? The best part (or the most ironic part)--I used a STYROFOAM HOVABATOR (a still air that I added a fan to!) [​IMG] I turned them just twice a day, once before I went to work and then once before I went to bed. I did take them out and let them cool, misted them and then put them back in the bator.

    I have no idea where the nearest place is to do the DNA testing--is that feather DNA or???

    I think it's by blood DNA but I could be wrong! I would think it would be the vets office?

    They are so adorable!!! I had a 100% hatch with my geese eggs and I cant get anything else to hatch that good but geese eggs! [​IMG]
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    The trio is so adorable. I would be settin' in the horse trailer for hours [​IMG]
     
  5. Quote:Thanks! I'm very happy! I have tried for a few years to hatch them out without any success (last year, fertility was an issue) and the year before that--they formed and died in the shell. Wouldn't you know that this year--all four eggs were shipped from Colorado (one candled clear at 9 days) and the others formed? The best part (or the most ironic part)--I used a STYROFOAM HOVABATOR (a still air that I added a fan to!) [​IMG] I turned them just twice a day, once before I went to work and then once before I went to bed. I did take them out and let them cool, misted them and then put them back in the bator.

    I have no idea where the nearest place is to do the DNA testing--is that feather DNA or???

    I think it's by blood DNA but I could be wrong! I would think it would be the vets office?

    They are so adorable!!! I had a 100% hatch with my geese eggs and I cant get anything else to hatch that good but geese eggs! [​IMG]

    I have 7 solid black Muscovies in there that should start pipping today or tomorrow...and the two buff goose eggs which were making noise last night but this morning, nothing. [​IMG] Oh and I have 14 white call duck eggs in there as well...they are two different shipments.
     
  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:I think it's by blood DNA but I could be wrong! I would think it would be the vets office?

    They are so adorable!!! I had a 100% hatch with my geese eggs and I cant get anything else to hatch that good but geese eggs! [​IMG]

    I have 7 solid black Muscovies in there that should start pipping today or tomorrow...and the two buff goose eggs which were making noise last night but this morning, nothing. [​IMG] Oh and I have 14 white call duck eggs in there as well...they are two different shipments.

    Don't give up hope! [​IMG] They might just be restin for a bit! Mine took almost 2 days before they fully hatched.
    [​IMG] Call ducklings are the CUTEST ducklings ever! Just wait till they get to be adults they will be louder than a train! [​IMG]
     
  7. pete55

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    They may simply be in a quiet phase but if you're concerned then hold the air cell end of the egg to your ear and listen for the rythmic clicking/faint tapping noise that co-incides with respiration.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  8. Quote:Thanks! I know! I have been out there like 10 times in the last few hours! LOL
     
  9. Quote:I have 7 solid black Muscovies in there that should start pipping today or tomorrow...and the two buff goose eggs which were making noise last night but this morning, nothing. [​IMG] Oh and I have 14 white call duck eggs in there as well...they are two different shipments.

    Don't give up hope! [​IMG] They might just be restin for a bit! Mine took almost 2 days before they fully hatched.
    [​IMG] Call ducklings are the CUTEST ducklings ever! Just wait till they get to be adults they will be louder than a train! [​IMG]

    They are both pipped! [​IMG] I came home and started talking to them and they were both talking back! [​IMG] I see their little bills. I added a little more water & misted them--the humidity had dropped to 53%!
     
  10. Quote:I have 7 solid black Muscovies in there that should start pipping today or tomorrow...and the two buff goose eggs which were making noise last night but this morning, nothing. [​IMG] Oh and I have 14 white call duck eggs in there as well...they are two different shipments.

    Don't give up hope! [​IMG] They might just be restin for a bit! Mine took almost 2 days before they fully hatched.
    [​IMG] Call ducklings are the CUTEST ducklings ever! Just wait till they get to be adults they will be louder than a train! [​IMG]

    Oh and I know about the call ducks....[​IMG] Although DH doesn't (yet). [​IMG] I have to find someone to build me a call duck pen. [​IMG]
     

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