There were times when incubators were an unacceptable luxury, and therefore the incubation of eggs was entrusted solely to the goons themselves, with the help of which they barely managed to get 10-15 goslings per season. With the advent of incubators, the need for goose-fowls, like insects, fell away. The modern incubator is able to give out 10 to 50, and even more, goslings at a time. Incubation of eggs is a very simple process, but requires careful preparation:
1. Only fresh eggs from geese having a pair should be placed in the incubator. Eggs intended for incubation should be stored for not more than 10 days in a warm, well ventilated room. Before laying eggs in an incubator, carefully inspect for cracks and bumps. It is strictly forbidden to wash eggs before laying, if necessary, they can be wiped with a dry cloth, but not more than that. It is extremely important to warm eggs to the required temperature of 8-16 degrees, for which they should be placed in a warm place for 6-8 hours;
2. The eggs are placed in an incubator exclusively in a horizontal position. At least 18 times a day, the incubator should turn the eggs, if it is not equipped with such a device, then you have to do it manually. It is necessary to turn eggs, otherwise embryos can stick to the shell and, remaining in this position, die;
3. Before laying eggs in the incubator, it should also be prepared, leaving it on for at least 24 hours, setting the temperature regime to a level of 38 degrees;
4. After the eggs are laid in the incubator, it is necessary to set the temperature in it at a mark of 37.7 degrees;
5. After staying in the incubator for at least a week, eggs should be cooled, for which it is necessary to open the incubator once a day for no more than 5 minutes. Such a simple airing will provide the embryos with maximum access to clean air, which will allow the goslings to quickly and, most importantly, develop correctly. In artificially created incubators, the first thing to do is to take care of ventilation. Starting from the 9th and up to the 14th day, this time interval should be increased exactly by 5 minutes. From the 15th day in the incubator, the eggs should not just be cooled, but taken out of the incubator for about 40 minutes, until the shell is completely cooled. Such a procedure is done up to 27 days, that is before the first goslings are pecked;
6. The tenth day of incubation is the most important, because at this time it is already possible to enlighten the eggs with the help of an ovoscope for the formation of the embryo. Eggs in which the first blood veins are not visible should be immediately removed from the incubator – this is a marriage. The absence of this device should not stop, because it can successfully replace the usual sunlight, substituting an egg under a direct sunlight can easily determine whether it is good, or defective;
7. The first goslings should appear by the end of the 29th day of incubation, but if this does not happen, do not despair, you should wait another 2-3 days and the goslings will necessarily appear. Usually, most of the chicks hatch on the 30th-31st day;
8. The goslings from the incubator should be removed as soon as they dry out, but not earlier, in order to avoid further problems with their cultivation.
Naturally, newcomers who had no idea about the incubator’s work before, such advice would seem impossible, but in reality nothing complicated in the above is. The incubator simplifies the process of obtaining goslings tenfold in comparison with attempts at natural growing.
Incubation of goose eggs