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NorthWestPoultry.co.uk

  • Joined Mar 2010
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Seting geese eggs ?
« on: March 16, 2010, 01:14:34 am »
hi guys my new pair of white geese has just started to lay i am told they a ment to lay around 40 eggs i have 2 at the moment i am wanting the goose to
sit her own eggs i only want to set around 10 should i pick the eggs up every 2days when she lays one or should i just leave theam till she starts siting then take the rest away and leave ten ?? any advice or methods
cheers
Owner of North West Poultry
suppliers of rare breed day-old chicks and hatching eggs

harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Seting geese eggs ?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 08:54:49 am »
not sure about geese but if  a hen goes broody and sits you wont  see anymore eggs for a months, so if geese do that you wont get 40 eggs just 10.... i would like to know if they start laying again after brooding is over as this is my first year with laying geese. ie will i get 60 eggs sooner or later during the year. anyone had success with geese eggs in an incubator,

carl

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Seting geese eggs ?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 10:19:47 am »
I have had mixed success using an incubator, but would use it again as each time brings more experience. Last time I had power offs, but still hatched a couple. the moisture levels are the most important factor I believe, once you can maintain these you have cracked it. I am tempted to try a couple this time just to prove fertillity levels. I don't really need any more geese though.

harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Seting geese eggs ?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 03:29:27 pm »
marrky.i was told by a goose breeder that incys not very good, best way is to put 3 under a hen then the geese keep laying, do geese need water to mate in... something does but i cant remember what it is, and it isnt fish.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2010, 03:32:40 pm by harry »

gavo

  • Joined Aug 2008
  • Belcoo, Enniskillen, N.Ireland
  • Crazy Pig Lover
Re: Seting geese eggs ?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 03:47:50 pm »
Goose eggs like getting wet as she gets up for her constitutional ie a swim and comes back with a damp under carriage when your goose will deign to sit on a clutch of eggs; ours never has.We have hatched eggs in the incubator several times with varying success;moisture is the key.

harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Seting geese eggs ?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 03:52:11 pm »
i did some under a broody hen years ago and i dipped them in luke warm water 2 times a day, they all hatched.

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: Seting geese eggs ?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 02:21:08 pm »
I just got me first ever goose egg this afternoon. She ran when she saw me so I lifted the egg but she seemed to be looking for it so I put it back. I will wait and see what happens next.

harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Seting geese eggs ?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 06:40:41 pm »
put a china one in its place, just one or 2 i dont think they can count. i got a load of stone and wooden ones from a charity shop

carl

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Seting geese eggs ?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010, 10:38:49 am »
I sometimes keep a pot egg in my pocket, to swap into the goose nest when taking one out. Earlier this week I forgot it was now a real egg and ended up with a very messy pocket :dunce:

NorthWestPoultry.co.uk

  • Joined Mar 2010
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Re: Seting geese eggs ?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2010, 10:48:09 am »
hi well i she has now layed 8 eggs and i have took theam all away bar one that i have marked i will take around another 10 away then away then leave her with the rest and hope when she gets a nest full she will sit
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