What day is lockdown on a goose egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sowens824, May 29, 2017.

  1. sowens824

    sowens824 Chirping

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    I would like to know what day is lockdown for my goose egg incubation day started on May 6 and I have been marking the dropping of the aircell which seems to be getting bigger as each day gets closer to hatch day. I already have a companion female goose that is a week old named her Lola for him or her and my aunt hatched out a gander and a goose yesterday (she plans to give me the gander in 3 months if I don't hatch one) but currently I am on day 23 thank you for the advice.
     
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    This is Lola she is half African/Tolousse she is the same breed as the egg I am incubating she is such a sweetheart and is already used to me and the nieces we have
     

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  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    cute!
     
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  4. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    The actual period of incubation of goose eggs varies slightly with the breed. Some eggs from the lighter breeds may start pipping after 28 days, while eggs from the larger breeds may take 35 days. It may take up to 3 days for hatching to be completed.
    Copied from google lol!
     
  5. sowens824

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    did it help? xx you're welcome...
     
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    Somewhat lol I am currently on day 24 so the big day seems to be approaching soon! Can't wait to see my little gosling or gander will definitely post pics when and if it does hatch
     
  8. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    GREAT!!! I can't wait for pics! I hope the hatch is successful! XXX
     
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  9. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Lockdown for goose eggs will actually vary from egg to egg. Larger eggs tend to take longer to hatch. What I do is watch for dip down, when the air cell starts coming down the side of the egg, as that signals that the gosling is preparing to internally pip, and that's when I lock down. But, you can lock down on day 25 if you want. Stopping turning at that point will not harm the egg, and as long as it's lost enough weight there's no harm upping the humidity at that point either.
     
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