Return to the Farm Life Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
can brrody goose hatch chicken eggs

Posted by critterkeeper (My Page) on
Fri, May 30, 08 at 10:04

I had ordered some fertile chicken eggs when one of my hens went broody but now she is not broody and I have these fertile eggs and no way to hatch them. I have a boody goose who is very near setting stage. Can I slip the chicken eggs in with her or will she break them. My hens have on occasion laid their eggs in her nest and the goose never seemed to be bothered. Any suggestions? Is there a quick way inspire a hen to go broody? I do not want to waste these eggs.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: can brrody goose hatch chicken eggs

She can incubate, but she may crush them after they hatch. If you can, take them right after they hatch or the day before (if you have an incubator) and then give them back to her when they are a day old - it should work fine. I give mine store bought chicks and she raises them with no problem.

Photobucket


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Farm Life Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here