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lilfeeb

  • Joined Feb 2013
  • Kinross-shire
hatching goose eggs
« on: May 02, 2013, 07:03:06 am »
How long before they will hatch? I have geese eggs in the incubator, 2 looked like they had internally pipped last night, but there is no sign of them breaking through the shell this morning.

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 07:50:24 am »
I'm no expert having only hatched my first goose eggs this year. Ours are Embdens so a large breed which are supposed to take a bit longer than some. Having said that the first internal pipping took place on day 27, quite quickly followed by external pipping, and hatching took place on day 28 and day 29. Everything I'd read told me it would be a bit longer than that.

graham-j

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Canterbury Kent
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 08:54:44 am »
Hi,you are quite correct Hughesy.I hatch lots of Embdens and the start to pip on day 27,and then hatch day 28 with the od one hatching on day 29.

Graham.
Graham.

zarzar

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • kent
  • Z.Glenfield :)
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 09:23:19 am »
Hi yes graham and others sound about right, my 4 in incy due this week, they now decided they also going to sit on 9 so if even half hatch im gunna be unindated lol although they happily run round field all day,
1 cat,2 thoroughbred horses,1 dog, handfull of bird various types and hoping to get sheep again

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 06:06:49 pm »
My geese (Steinbachers) take 35 days.

 

Victorian Farmer

  • Guest
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 09:10:25 pm »
had 10 out of 12 pilgrim geese jay kay

lilfeeb

  • Joined Feb 2013
  • Kinross-shire
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 09:38:27 pm »
Still no sign it is day 29 starting to get anxious

graham-j

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Canterbury Kent
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 11:42:09 pm »
Hi,you will just have to wait,if they haven't pipped externally there isn't much you can do.

Graham.
Graham.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013, 09:16:10 am »
My geese (Steinbachers) take 35 days.
My Steinbachers started hatching today - on day 30. One out (overnight) and two more pipping... but I guess I will leave the incubator on for a few days yet...

lilfeeb

  • Joined Feb 2013
  • Kinross-shire
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2013, 03:51:26 pm »
one hatching now :)

harefarm

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Winchester
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2013, 04:26:21 pm »
Congratulations.

I have to wait for mine - some 3 1/2 weeks the others 4 weeks. I got them from 2 separate places and wanted a few days between hatches but not too long as they will be going together, just means I can ring the first ones before the others hatch.

lilfeeb

  • Joined Feb 2013
  • Kinross-shire
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 12:04:09 pm »
only one hatched successfully in the end, but he is a very cheeky healthy chappie. The children adore him.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: hatching goose eggs
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 06:41:05 pm »
I got two out of my 8 in the incubator. One more tried to hatch but expired in the process - the egg was also a lot smaller than the others. Another one got out with a little help from us but had clubfoot or similar. Couldn't stand up.
But don't they eat... and eat... and eat a bit more... and are noisy...and race around their box.. very cute, much more so than chicks...

 

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