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Discussion in 'Geese' started by Muscovies, Dec 23, 2010.
Could you post pictures of your sebastopols
Two of them are now gone, and I have two left. . . They don't have names and I'm not sure on gender, but they get along well and are pretty when clean.
I have 11 Sebastopols. Here are some of mine.
This is Karessa.
Here's a bunch of them playing.
This is Prince Peter.
Babies with my grandson.
Kasper, Karessa's mate, guarding their house.
Our 1st Sebastopol babies here on our farm.
I set 10 of the Sebastopol eggs on December 7th. I candled them at 2 weeks and culled 4 eggs. I re-candled at 18 days and I am now down to 4 well developed eggs. I am using a Hovabator Genesis without the turner (one of the eggs would never fit in the goose turner you would swear it is a double yoker but its not!) My question is when should I stop turning the eggs and go into lock-down ?
Thank you for the help.
We have 6 sebastopols with 2 coming from Dave Holderread this week!
Quote:Most goose eggs hatch between 28 to 31 days. I would stop turning on Day 25. Increase your humidity and then lockdown. Geese can take up to 48 hours to hatch so please don't try to help them. It may seem as though its taking a long time but them need the time to "catch their breath" so to speak and regain their energy before they continue to break out of their shell.
Baby geese do not come out like baby chickens or even ducklings. They are very sluggish for the first 24 hours. It's hard work coming out of that shell and they need to recouperate.
Perfect advise Laurie. I do the same.
I am loving all of the pics! I for one know how HARD it is to capture them in a photo! They move fast!
Little Georgie Zipper at 6 months
Chris...not sure if Georgie appreciates that PINK bow! LOL
I have a lot of Sebastopol pics on my website,
both white & colored you might want to check out.
Oh, and Muscovies too!