Who is having trouble hatching goose eggs this year?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Serina81, May 2, 2011.

  1. Serina81

    Serina81 Songster

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    I raise cotton patch geese and I have had only five out of about 100 eggs hatch this year. I also received a call from a breeder in Canada today who reported that many of the breeders up there are having the same problem. Is anybody else having hatching problems?
     

  2. bookerdog

    bookerdog Chirping

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    I have had about a 50% hatch rate with shipped pilgrim geese eggs this year so far. I have 22 in lockdown and it looks like from where this batch started it will be more like 70% hopfully.
     
  3. Serina81

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    I've had a 0% hatch rate in the incubator and nearly that from under momma geese
     
  4. Balbinka

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    Quote:Wow, that hatch rate really sucks! I'm sorry about that!

    I had a 50% hatch rate with personally picked up Sebastopol eggs.
    Pretty good considering A- they're Sebastopols and B- I used a lesser quality incubator
     
  5. Serina81

    Serina81 Songster

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    Yea, especially considering that I have over 10 people who have already paid for goslings [​IMG]
     

  6. pete55

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    Here in the UK Im finding fertility a little erratic though its never fantastic with Dewlap Toulouse. So far hatching rates are ok but its too early to judge overall for me.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  7. I had 100% hatch rate with 4 SHIPPED Sebastpol goose eggs. I was HAAAAPPPPYYY.
     
  8. Serina81

    Serina81 Songster

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    Lucky dog lol
     
  9. Balbinka

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    Quote:Woohoo!

    Lucky. [​IMG]
     

  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I had terrible luck with goose eggs last year. I had over 30 goose eggs shipped to me. Of those 30+ eggs I had 3 hatch, only 1 of which lived. This year I'm having much better luck. I've had some clear eggs or early blood rings from shipped eggs, but from the 9 eggs I've set from my embdens I've hatched 3 goslings so far and 4 eggs are in the incubator. 2 of the 4 had pips at last check. [​IMG]

    I'm sure the weather has had a lot to do with it this year. I hope it works out better for you before the season is over.
     

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