Too long a cool down

Discussion in 'Geese' started by gofasterstripe, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. I took my Sebbie eggs out to cool....the phone rang, someone wanting ducklings. I hung up and went out to do yard work, feed, empty pool and to see guy about ducklings. 2 hours later DH says, how long have these eggs been out for. Are my eggs done for after being out the bator for 2 hours.
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    They will be fine.
     
  3. [​IMG] Thank You
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Somewhere, sometime this has happened to almost everyone who uses the "cool down" method while incubating geese eggs.
     

  5. The Duck ABC's

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    There are fine. I have done that with duck eggs one and was sweating until lockdown. They hatched normally. Set a kitchen timer or stop watch and put it into your pocket. That way you will remember.
     
  6. KansasKid

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    Ok can someone explain the cool down method to me please?
    I assume it's suppose to mimic the mother getting off the nest....
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    I think that is exactly what it is an attempt to duplicate.
     

  8. Quote:So are you saying I dont have to cool down. I know nothing about hatching geese, these are my 1st, Ive not asked questions but Ive read thru posts and most said to cool. So im just trying to do what people say to do without 101 every day about my eggs. Im more or less treating them as duck egg...apart from the cooling bit and im trying not to worry oer it all.
     
  9. The Duck ABC's

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    still air incubator - cool down needed
    fan forced incubator - cool down not needed

    Misting is still needed on both.
     

  10. Oh really...So I dont have to do a cool down, I have a Brinsea Octo 20...
     

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