They haven't started hatching yet!
In fact, we had to start all over. The goose eggs we had initially turned out to all be duds. None were fertile as we'd thought. However, the project is far from being lost!
Thanks to a generous donation of chicken eggs from Raven Hill Farm and Mead, our project is still heating up. We've also received an additional donation of goose and duck eggs from Thankful Acres Family Farm that's expected in this coming Monday. (April 13, 2020)
Chickens require only 21 days of incubation to hatch. Whereas geese and ducks require 28-30 days to hatch. Muscovy ducks are the exception to this and need 35-37 days incubation. As of the writing of this post, we don't have any Muscovy duck eggs donated.
Another notable difference is that ducks and geese, being waterfowl, require a higher relative humidity to hatch. Therefore, they need to be in separate incubators.
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