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The pigs kept attacking the goose nests, and 3 weeks ago we rescued 17 eggs from a variety of nests (the pigs ate probably 30)and have them in an incubator. Hopefully they should hatch in about 8-12 days. Since then,the geese have made 2 communal nests and they take turns setting in shifts of 8 hours or so. Very interesting. If the incubator eggs hatch and the geese hatch some we could be up to our knees in geese.

I randomly candelled 3 eggs, one looks all hazy (at 3 weeks) and the other two had big dark areas and what appears to be a small air pocket. I've never candelled eggs begore, so I'm not sure what to make of it. I assume 2/3 were good?

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I haven't tried candling eggs, so I'm not sure - you must need one powerful light to see through a goose egg shell! emoticon

Did you make or buy your incubator? My goose is laying in the same spot, but she's not sitting for more than an hour a day, so I don't think she's going to be successful, and I would dearly love to have some goslings this year. If you made it, I'd be interested in details. emoticon

Actually, there is a Small Fur and Feathers Fancier show and sale this Sunday, not too far away from us. I think I'll take our excess roos, and see if we can get rid of them, and pick up some geese, or more laying hens. Maybe I should just say "laying hens" - ours aren't producing a darned thing, so they don't currently qualify as "layers". LOL

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My wife bought it at Tractor supply, it was 40 bucks. If it gets 5 goslings to hatch it pays for itself
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I did a little looking around on the web, maybe these links can help you:

Candeling pictures

Candeling Eggs

Egg Breakout Poster

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Ranting I have only candled my chickens and ducks. Hazy eggs are no good. Eggs with an air space and a dark shape are good with ducks and chicken you can see the veins around the shell alot of times.

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It didn't help. Not a single hatchling 10 days past due date. On opening them, there weren't even identifiable embryoes. The geese set for like 2 days and then abandoned the nests for a couple days before the pig episode, so I'm sure they all froze. The geese made new nests since and are setting and guarding. In another 10 days or so should know
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 My chickens keep doing that. I get all eggcited (LOL) and about a week into the thing they quit setting I bring them in and try to hatch them out but no luck yet emoticon
 I guess we just keep on trying.....

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It must be a bad hatch year my geese have managed to hatch only 2 little ones.

My hens have been a bit better they have hatched out about thirty.

My ducks are really strange though normally I have so many baby ducks I do not know what to do with them all but I have only had one duck hatch anything and she only hatched 7 which is low for her she normally has 20.

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