Hello everyone, I'll be purchasing some goose eggs from a local farm, and initially I was going to buy them just for breakfast and to blow out and decorate... but, I was thinking of trying to incubate and hatch out a few in a homemade incubator. The only trouble is, we don't know exactly how old the eggs are, and whether or not they have a chance of developing and hatching goslings; I was told the geese laying the eggs aren't broody and sitting on them yet, so there's a chance that some of them might be too chilled to bother trying to hatch them out (in that case, they'll still be put to good use as Easter decorations and morning omelets ). My question is, how long can a goose stay off her eggs/nest and still keep the eggs "alive"? I've been reading that some wild species of duck won't go broody until they've laid all their eggs, which can sometimes take up to a week, and at that point they'll begin the incubation process. Right now the temps where I line are in the low 20's; I know the temperature can effect the survival of eggs and play a factor in the hatching ability as well. Any advice is greatly appreciated!