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I Built an Incubator and Didn't Even Know It. And It Worked Great!

I just wanted to share my story with you. My boyfriend who is in the military had me building some type of contraption for the past month. I had no I idea what I was building (especially from a styrofoam cooler). The day after Thanksgiving I received a box of fertile eggs from you. Then it dawned on me that I had built a make shift incubator. When I talked to my boyfriend the next time he simply said he wanted a way for my daughter and I to pass the time while he was away.

So I set the eggs in the incubator the 27th of November and hand turned them 5 times a day. I had temp spikes and times where the temp dropped. I was sure it was a lost cause but kept on going. Much to my surprise, all but 1egg (out of 6) were developing right on cue.

I continued to hand turn and battle my temps but my humidity stayed rock solid. Come Dec 23 I noticed pips. On Christmas Eve the first one hatched and later in the day the second. In the wee hours Christmas Eve/Christmas morn the 3rd hatched. Then the 4th, however, the 5th was barely progressing from the small pip he had made in the narrow end of the egg. I helped once the rest were already hatched. Naturally the one who wanted to pip the narrow end of the egg was the largest.

I was so shocked and pleasantly surprised w/ myself that I had that good of a hatch rate. This was my first time ever hatching anything and I believe I grew a few gray hairs and I'm only 28 :)

The End Result:

Guard Goose Gertrude
My Three Pet Ducks Follow Me Everywhere
Foster Goose Parents Do A Wonderful Job
Turkey Love
Calla the Blind Duck
Boris Makes a Big Mistake!
How I Learned to Talk With My Geese
Boris Rules
Lost Duck - Found!
Our Helpful Geese
My Gander Acted Like Lassie!
Taking a (Living) Christmas Goose to School
My Helpful But Self-Centered Gracie
What Is Going On Inside Your Goose's Head?
My Teenager (Acting) Mallards
Those Hickies Are From Your Geese? Sure.
My Gracious Geese Love Everything I Give Them
Pink Inflatable Flamingo 1 - Godzilla Gander 0
Peanut Travels 12 Miles in the Talons of a Hawk
Geese and French Fries
I Built an Incubator and Didn't Even Know It. And It Worked Great!
The Life and Love of Zyrus
How to Train Your Ganders Not to Be Aggressive
My Geese Protecting Me From The Neighbor's Dog
Little White Duck - A Poem
I Love My White Chinese
My Chinese Geese and Their Personalities
Bowing to the King Gander And What It Gets You
My Observations in Handling Geese
Recommended Books for Geese
Welsh Harlequin Report
Showing Waterfowl at the Fair
I Love These Baby Geese!
Sonny the Goose vs. Beefcake the Steer
Preventing Nipping, Controlling Noisy Greetings in Geese
Plastic Pal
Handling Aggressive Ganders
Shelter Needs for Geese
Consoling Geese
Talking to Her Geese
Rabbit sitting on Eggs?
Dog and Goose Pals
One Versus Two or More Geese
Don't Get Me Wrong, I Love My Little Flock of 10 Geese, But
Babies Scared by First Stormy Night
Gus Doing the Zoomies
Her Goose Breaking up Fighting Roosters
Advice on a Goose as a House Pet
Ducks Better Than Chickens Any Day
Those Darn Geese!
Geese Trying to Run the Duck's Show
Ducks are Great!
Ducks Easiest to Raise Poultry
How Her Ducks and Geese Co-exist
Mixing Geese and Ducks for Safety
Excellent Advice Prior to an Evacuation
How to Thwart an Aggressive Duck
African Goose Gander Adopts Ducklings
Wild Waddles
Rose the Wonderful Mother
Ducks In School
Birthday Present
Adoptive Parents
We Have Eggs!
Socrates and Plato
Sisqo The Duck
Ducks In The City
One Happy Duck
Raising an Easter Duckling In Ohio
Our Weeder Geese
Success Story
Pong, The Magnificent Pekin
Mr Goose