Geese eggs need warm temperatures and high humidity to hatch.Depending on the resources you have, you can either use an incubator to hatch the eggs or a more natural method.
Step 1: Prepare the eggs for the spring.
Most geese lay their eggs in March or April.Chinese breeds start around January or February.If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, these months will change.Chinese breeds lay eggs in June and July.
Step 2: The eggs need to be collected in the morning.
Geese lay their eggs in the morning, so you should collect them after the sun goes down.You should collect eggs at least four times a day.You should not give your geese access to the swimming facilities until later in the morning, after you have collected the first few eggs.The eggs could break.
Step 3: There are nest boxes to give.
Line the boxes with soft material.Egg breaks can be prevented with the use of nest boxes.Every three geese in your flock will have a 20 inch (50 cm) nest box.Artificial light can be shone on the nest boxes throughout the day and evening if you want to speed up the production of eggs.
Step 4: You should know which geese to pick up.
When eggs are collected from a mature female geese, their fertility is 15 percent higher and their hatchability is 20 percent greater than a geese who is only a year old and in her first season of laying.Selecting eggs from well-fed geese will improve your odds.Geese that are allowed to swim tend to be cleaner.
Step 5: The eggs must be cleaned.
If you want to lightly clean dirty eggs, you can use a piece of steel wool.Water can be used to clean the eggs.To wipe the eggs down lightly, use a damp cloth.Since the water is warmer than the egg, it should be 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).The water causes the egg to sweat.bacteria is likely to grow if you soak the egg in water.Before storing the eggs, they should be dried thoroughly.
Step 6: The eggs should beumigated.
Fumigation kills the eggs.It is technically possible to skip this step, but following it will reduce the chance ofbacteria entering the egg through the shell.The eggs can be tightly sealed off in a small room.The gas can be released directly into the chamber.It can be purchased in either a 40 percent water solution known as "formalin" or in a powder form called "paraformaldehyde."Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to release the gas.Do not breathe in the toxic gas.If you can't use a chemical fumigant, place the eggs in single layers and lay them out in the morning and afternoon.The sun's rays should act as a deterrent.
Step 7: The eggs should be kept temporarily.
Place the eggs in a carton and keep them there for seven days.The temperature should be kept between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit (13 and 16 degrees Celsius).Eggs should never be stored in temperatures higher than 75 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity lower than 40 percent.As you store the eggs, tilt or turn them.The small end should be pointed down.hatchability plummets after 14 days of storage.
Step 8: If possible, use Muscovy ducks.
You can use geese to hatch their own eggs, but it can be expensive and difficult since geese don't lay while sitting on their eggs.The ideal conditions are provided by Muscovy ducks.Chickens and turkeys can work well together.Artificial means can also work if you can't use natural incubation.The hens you use should already be broody.They need to have laid enough eggs of their own for their natural instincts to kick in and demand a period of brooding.
Step 9: Put eggs under the bird.
Put six to eight eggs under the duck.You can only fit about four to six eggs in a chicken hen.If you use a goose to hatch her own eggs, you can place 10 to 15 eggs under her.
Step 10: Turn the eggs with your hands.
The eggs are too large for the birds to turn naturally.On a daily basis, you'll need to turn the eggs by hand.Wait until the bird leaves the nest.When you turn the eggs, sprinkle them with water.
Step 11: The eggs can be Candled.
The eggs should be passed under a bright light after the tenth day.Fertile eggs should be returned to the nest.
Step 12: Wait until the eggs are hatched.
Incubation can take up to 35 days, and hatching can last as long as three days.During the entire process of turning the eggs, keep the conditions of the nest clean.
Step 13: Do you want to use your incubator?
You can choose between forced-air and still- air incubators.You'll be able to hatch more eggs with a machine that can be set for slow air movement, because it will maintain a more even distribution of air, temperature, and humidity throughout the incubator.Still-air incubators are the most difficult machines to manage air flow in, so a rapid forced air incubator is still a better option.
Step 14: Make sure the temperature and humidity are set.
Depending on the type of incubator you use, the conditions will vary.The temperature of a forced-air incubator should be between 99 and 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit, with a relative humidity of 60 to 65 percent.A wet bulb temperature should be between 83 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit.There can be a full 5 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius) difference between the top and bottom of a still-air incubator.For a wet bulb reading of 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 degrees Celsius), the humidity should be between 60 and 65 percent.
Step 15: The eggs need to be spread evenly.
Place the eggs in the incubator in single layers.Lay the eggs vertically for the best results.It can increase hatchability.The machine should be at least 60 percent full.If the incubator is emptier than this, adjust the temperature so that it is warmer.
Step 16: The eggs should be turned four times each day.
The egg should be turned by 180 degrees each time.The number of viable eggs could decrease if the eggs are turned by 90 degrees.
Step 17: Place the eggs in warm water.
You should put the eggs in the water once a day.Water can help maintain the ideal humidity for goose eggs.You should submerge the eggs every other day for a minute after 15 days.Make sure the water is warm.
Step 18: After 27 days, transfer the eggs to a hatcher.
When the eggs are ready to hatch, you need to transfer them from the main body of the incubator to the hatcher compartment.Eggs hatch between 28 and 35 days.If your geese eggs hatch at less than 30 days of age, you should transfer the eggs to the hatcher earlier.The eggs should be given at least three days to hatch.
Step 19: The proper temperature and humidity settings should be maintained.
The hatcher should have a temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) and a relative humidity of 80 percent.The temperature should be reduced to 98.7 degrees Fahrenheit (36.5 degrees Celsius) and the humidity to 70 percent once the visible hatching process starts.If you want to place the eggs in the hatcher, you should dip or sprinkle them with warm water.The water should be warm.
Step 20: Allow the eggs to hatch fully.
The eggs can take up to three days to hatch.Goslings can stay in the hatcher for two to four hours before being moved to brooders.