Who is having trouble hatching goose eggs this year?

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

  1. Serina81

    Serina81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Serina81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, especially considering that I have over 10 people who have already paid for goslings [​IMG]
     
  6. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had 100% hatch rate with 4 SHIPPED Sebastpol goose eggs. I was HAAAAPPPPYYY.
     
  8. Serina81

    Serina81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky dog lol
     
  9. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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