PLEASE HELP,,I GOT 3 GOOSE EGGS IN ONE BATOR!!!! HELP!!!!!

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  1. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I do them.It seems to be dry in here and should I put both red plugs in the bator.I don`t have ahumity thing.But most everyone says to just keep water in there.Do I fill all of the holes up w/water or just the small on until hatch.Please help me,,,,,Sandra
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You may have better luck posting this in the Incubating and Hatching Eggs section, or the Geese section of the forum.

    Good luck.
     
  3. oldorchardfarms

    oldorchardfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geese are tricky to hatch!!!!!!Oldorchard Farms your welcome,we do our best to make sure that you get them safe.also best hatching condition's we have found to be for a incubator like a little giant 1

    Prepare the incubator. Be sure that it's clean and sterilized. Keep it at a steady temperature of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit and 50-55 percent relative humidity . Mark one side of the eggs with the set date with a pencil or crayon.

    Set the eggs. Place them in the incubator on their sides with the date side up. The temperature in the incubator will drop after you have placed the eggs. Don't adjust the temperature at this point; let it catch up as it warms the cool eggs.
    Cool the eggs for 15 minutes each day and spray them with room-temperature water from day 4 to day 27.
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    Turn the eggs at least three times daily. Additional turns may increase hatchability, but be sure that you turn the eggs an odd number of times each day so that they aren't left on the same side every night. Use the date marking to remember which eggs have been turned; they should all be face up or face down.
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    Stop cooling, spraying and turning the eggs on day 27, and increase the humidity in the incubator to 75 percent. The goslings are beginning to position themselves for hatching now, and turning them will confuse them. Let the baby geese hatch on their own unless they go for more than 12 hours without making any progress.
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    Let the goslings dry and fluff for one day in the incubator before moving them.

    this is the method we use for good hatches!
     
  4. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much.The other ? do I leave both red plugs for the whole time or take one out?
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As with most everything, there is some controversy on the best way to hatch waterfowl eggs. I used a dry incubation and did not allow the cool off time every day nor did I mist the eggs. I had them in an incubator with 40 chicken eggs that were in an automatic turner, so I placed 3 goose eggs end to end in the space not taken up by the incubator. I turned them on average 3 times a day. I candled the eggs daily after day 25. When I saw that the gosling had pipped internally, I mived them to the hatcher and bumped humidity to 65-75%. I drilled tiny air holes over the air sac and let the babies do their thing. One of 3 was an assisted hatch. Maybe just beginner's luck...

    3 out of 3 hatched and I returned them to the nice lady for whom I had hatched them.
     
  6. oldorchardfarms

    oldorchardfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leave 1 plug in only you need the air and if you take both out your humidity will fluctuate to much.
     

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