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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:58 pm 
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I'm having a good run with goose eggs, so don't lose hope about hatching them. Hatched the first two in my home made bator alongside chicken eggs, the second batch are all developing well and are in the hatching tray in the IM. The only few that didn't hatch were from an abandoned nest of cold eggs, and even one of those hatched. I bet though if I set sebbie eggs I wouldn't have so much luck :rofl: these are generic farm geese.

All mine are horizontal as well, maybe that is helping.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:20 pm 
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see, I get told conflicting stuff..... I was told it was not necesary to wet them or submerge them.... that the humidity was more important and that would take care of the moisture...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:41 pm 
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Okay I personally would not put them in water. With your eggs I would leave them a alone for another few days and see how they are developing if there is signs of life then leave them alone again till they are ready to hatch.I spray duck goose eggs when I remember the moisture thing is more imprtant when they are ready to hatch.Not so much now.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:48 pm 
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well, I just candled again and I have more promising news!

14 eggs set.

8 toulouse
6 Embden

of the 8 toulouse, 2 look definite and 3 others now look good..... that 5 from 8
of the 6 embden, 1 looks definite and 1 other also looks good, thats 2 from 6.

I tossed 3, they were totally clear thru the egg.... cracked them, nothing going on inside...

Now..... to wait...... this coming Thursday will be day 14, so day 12 today.

My new goslings out back are still very timid...but working on it! I canot :catch: them! Too fast...two man job!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:00 pm 
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Great to hear more positive news. It just goes to show why you should leave eggs you are uncertain about a while longer.

I know you have your own as well....but just wanted to show you another little fuzzy face. Goslings are just too cute and so photogenic.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:38 pm 
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I love the gosling!

I will definately get out there tomorrow and seeif I can grab a happy snap of my 4, if they dont run away again!

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My four..... they are locked up at present, and am not game to let them out....how long should I wait before I let them roam.... and how the hell do you get them back inside again???

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:30 pm 
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You keep them locked up till they are too heavy too be picked off by crows,hawks etc.
Geese are no different to chooks they will respond to food so as they get older only give them feed say at night so they know they have to come home for their food.


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