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horsemadmummy

  • Joined Feb 2010
Geese eggs
« on: April 18, 2012, 08:35:02 am »
I have whole lot of eggs but goose won't sit.  We don't have any broodies and I can't find anyone with an incubator!  Can I hatch them with the help of my Aga?  Don't want to waste them but couple hundred to buy a new one is out of question at moment.

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Geese eggs
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 12:15:12 pm »
Hmmm. They need a constant 37C and 55% humidity, which could be pretty hard to arrange with an Aga.

eBay or Practical Poultry forum for a secondhand incubator? Is there anyone near you who has one who would set them for you (I'll do this but I don't lend out my incubator after one came back damaged)

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Geese eggs
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 12:27:34 pm »
Maino incubator, currently 15

Brinsea hatchmaker, currently 23

Octagon 40, currently 51

You'll need quite a big incubator to do geese eggs. I can only get 4 goose eggs in my Octagon 20 (which will take 18 hen eggs) and then you risk only one hatching......
« Last Edit: April 18, 2012, 12:35:43 pm by jaykay »

OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Geese eggs
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 03:58:01 pm »
Very unlikely these will hatch using an Aga, a constant temperature (37 deg) is needed. Correct humidity is also very important.

I have an 80 egg incubator which gets good results. I never had a high hatch rate with a Brinsea Octogan 20.

Have you thought about putting them up for sale on ebay and putting the proceeds towards buying an incubator? :thumbsup:

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Geese eggs
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 05:06:31 pm »
Oh, I've got two Brinsea Octagon 20s and do really well with them, currently full of runner duck eggs  :)

 

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