Well,I just put 4 eggs in the bator!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by NYRIR, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .....yesterday....we shall see if the Mr is doing his job correctly after all![​IMG]

    These are Toulouse (production) geese...any suggestions? I have followed Pete55's page so far and even weighed the eggs. One is 173g!!

    I'm excited to see if any are fertile...if not I have a back up plan anyway...I ordered 6 goslings this year for April

    Anyone else got goose eggs in?
     
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with your eggs, what are your incubator settings for temp and humidity?

    Pete [​IMG]
     
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    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Pete,
    The temp is running around 100.5 and the humidity is right about 50-55%.I have had a hard time calibrating my hygrometer though,so it may be a little off. I have both vents open in an LG Still Air.I currently have some chicken eggs in there as well, so I warmed the goose eggs up in another empty bator (the hatcher) for a couple hoursbefore moving them to this one.
    These are Chloeys eggs, so not sure if her mate is doing things correctly yet.I plan to candle on day 4-5 and follow your chart to see if they are doing anything.

    I hope so. I dropped one the other day (I was MORTIFIED!) but I was able to look at the yolk (HUGE!) and see what I think was a bullseye on the side of the yolk...I know they usually are on the top but I did drop it...what do you think?
     
  4. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi - the bullseye on the yolk sounds promising but once you set the eggs you'll know within the week if they're fertile. I think your temperature is a liitle high at 100.5F - is it a still air or fan assisted incubator?
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still Air
     
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    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats not too bad then - I usually measure the temperature at a height which is level with the centre of the egg in a still air incubator.
     
  7. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Problem is I have these "button" thermometer/hygrometers. They are really cool except the one is reading low on humidity. I calibrated it by setting it in a bag with salt/1/2 cup and water /1/4 cup and left it for over 8 hours.I adjusted the knob but it is still 8% off at the highest adjustment.

    Anyway, they have to be set on the floor of the bator. The temp there is reading 99.5 so I figure towards the top must be around 100.5.I just bought a fan for the LG but can't install it in the middle of incubation for my chicken eggs...
     
  8. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are several of us over at Iain Utah's Here we go again - I'm hatching more goslings!! thread... Pete ( bless his heart) pops in and keeps an eye on us there.
     
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    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you...
     
  10. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nevermind...not.one.fertile.egg. [​IMG] Guess I have to wait a bit longer....
     

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