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QUESTION ON GOOSE INCUBATION!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by muscovy94, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey yall I have 2 quick questions i would like to ask. my first question is, when you cool the eggs once a day, do you just open the bator or do take the eggs completely out?


    and my second question is, what is the proper humidity for incubating goose eggs?

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  2. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I open the incubator and use that time to candle them and mist them.
     
  4. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept my 'bator running because it was SO hard to maintain it's temp. I just took out the eggs for 10-15 minuets and placed them on a damp towel. I sprinkled them with warm water when I placed them back. You don't need to start to do that until day four or five.
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Do the same, use warm water.
     
  6. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks everyone, but what should the hygrometer read?
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I kept mine at around 65% for the first 25 days then boosted it to 85% until hatch. Don't rush it though. Geese can pip on day 28 and not actually hatch until Day 32+.
     
  8. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok thanks. Oh and i know this is a little off topic, but if you dont mind, could you please post a pic of your sebastopol? I saw on another post that you have just one. but if you cant thats fine. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. papagoose

    papagoose Out Of The Brooder

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    I built my own incubator out of a cooler and had an "eggcellent" hatch rate except for the time the light bulb burned out and I didn't catch it in time (I lost all of that hatch.) I had a staggered hatch and would write the date I put them into the 'bator and the projected hatch date on the shell in pencil.

    Each day I would open the 'bator and set a timer for 15 minutes. I would candle and do whatever else I needed to do and mist the eggs before I closed the 'bator for the day. I tried to maintain 65% but never kicked the humidity to 85% because of the staggered hatch dates.

    I have 12 beautiful geese I hatched wintering over here in Minnesota!
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:ok thanks. Oh and i know this is a little off topic, but if you dont mind, could you please post a pic of your sebastopol? I saw on another post that you have just one. but if you cant thats fine. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I think my only current photo is on my cell phone. I'll try to get some tomorrow if the weather cooperates.
     

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