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Super new and needin some help

Discussion in 'Geese' started by dkellis87, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. dkellis87

    dkellis87 New Egg

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    I have a chinese knobhead gander and a white emden goose. We got them as babies last year and this morning we found her first egg. We candled it this afternoon and didnt see anything. Will she be able to hatch this in these cold temperatures? How do we know if these eggs are fertile or will become fertile? What happens next if or when it becomes fertile? I just need any information that anyone can help me with in this very new experience.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @dkellis87 Welcome to BYC

    Have you seen any mating yet? once they begin to mate the eggs will be fertile but I would just take the eggs till it warms a bit more so when goslings hatch they have a better chance of survival with warmer temps. like April. Once it warms up let her gather a clutch that means you don't take any more eggs, she'll probably get 8-9 or more before she goes broody once she goes broody you begin to count 28-30 days till goslings. Dad will be a big part of this so don't think you have to keep him from the mama or goslings.
     
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    Is it normal for the gander to switch off with the goose sitting on the egg?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You mean mate with another female if that is the question then yes.
     

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