The african and chinese goose thread!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ruffledfeathers1234, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Did you hatch any from them?
     
  2. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is so fun to incubate and try to make the goose eggs hatch. I have Sebastopol's and they are hard to get to hatch unless it is done just right. It is not as easy and just putting them in the incubator. You put them in and do not turn for 24 hours then start turning. I have an incubator digital which turns them for me but before bed I do 180 turn on all of them.
    Then after 7 days you start pulling them out of the incubator for 5 minutes to rest and then mist lightly with warm water. Thee following week you put them out for 10 minutes then mist and put back in incubator. Each week you ad 5 minutes until it is 20 minutes out once a day at the end.


    Then with the sebs some will go to the very end and if not done just right they will die before they hatch.
     
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  3. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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  4. lwente

    lwente Out Of The Brooder

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    Fertile or infertile?
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  5. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    It does not appear fertile to me.
     
  6. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not fertile!
     
  7. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    !st egg yesterday! Yay! [​IMG]
     
  8. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still waiting on my girl to start laying :/ getting impatient
     
  9. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    how old are they? hens usually lay around 8 months
     
  10. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is two.... She started late January last year
     

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