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PLEASE HELP!!!!! How long can eggs sit......

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Coulter Farm12, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 Out Of The Brooder

    How long AFTER being laid can goose and ducks eggs sit out in room temperature before having to be put in incubator?
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  2. littledear

    littledear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we let are goose eggs sit in the house up 6 day beofor we put them in a incubator, because we have three geese laying which gives us a chance to put a bunch in at once. Not sure about the duck eggs though sorry.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 weeks max. I hatched 3 of 3 that had sat for almost 2 weeks.
     
  4. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people and myself recommend 10 days for best results, after that period hatchability (not fertility) begins to decrease. However I have seen eggs that are 3 weeks old hatch sucessfully and this is common in geese who can take 20 days or so to complete a clutch of 10 eggs.

    For best results store eggs in a cool (50F) and dry room and turn 180 degrees daily.
     
  5. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 Out Of The Brooder

    Pete what's the best tips for geese eggs, Should they be propped up? Do they need to be set out to cool and then sprayed or just spray without cooling?

    Still waiting to hear on the duck eggs as far as how long should they sit out? Thanks BYC Members
     
  6. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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