Who is hatching out your goose eggs?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Cottage Rose, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    You might try changing the post title to... "best early spring LF broody fro Michigan weather" [​IMG]

    I wonder if better winter laying breeds tend to go broody earlier in the season and when it's still cold. Maybe favs or Dorkings??? I wish I could help [​IMG] Surely you will find your answer!

    Maybe have a couple of 'other' geese just for this purpose and swap their eggs out for Sebbie eggs??
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009
  2. peachick

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    Quote:Yes this is what Holderreads suggested to me.... or even some pet quality sebie hens. That will be the next thing I do.... if the ducks dont cooperate.
     
  3. Bullwinkle

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    pips&peeps :

    My Dickey hatcher............

    It's like -10 with the wind chill today. When oh when will the winter end??????

    Quote:'Global warming' [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Songster

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    Quote:Well duh! Why didn't I think of that?? [​IMG]

    Bullwinkle....no global warming here.
    Must be they only get that down south! [​IMG]
     
  5. corancher

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    I have 12 goose eggs under 3 broody Orpington hens. I like the thought of using other geese to incubate the egg of the rare breeds. I think I will try it and see how it works out. Thanks for the info. I never thought of it either. DUH.
     
  6. carinlynchin

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    Quote:I could have sworn I saw you hatched out sebs...did something go wrong...?
     
  7. Quote:I could have sworn I saw you hatched out sebs...did something go wrong...?

    Nope, not yet! [​IMG] I have two due today or tomorrow and I heard tapping last night!

    Last spring, had one that developed to about 3 weeks and died in the shell. This year, I've gone through 12 already. [​IMG] Luckily, now that Brodee is not eating my eggs anymore, I was able to set a few of my own.
     
  8. carinlynchin

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    so post us on how it goes okay...I have two due sometimes this weekend....lets pray together ! [​IMG]
     
  9. Quote:I will! The two that are due...I have them at 84% humidity...and I heard tapping from one of the eggs. I wanted to open the bator sooo bad! LOL
     
  10. ml

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    Now to find a Scovy that will hatch out Sebb eggs for me [​IMG]

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