Hatching eggs – goose

(2 customer reviews)

£12.99

2 x GOOSE HATCHING EGGS Embden And Toulouse geese free range. Our flock of geese enjoy fresh streams and acres of grass.

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Description

We hatch our own Free Range geese every year on our farm and it is these same egg stock that we share with you here. They enjoy fresh streams and acres of grass.

Our latest test fertility rate (13th Jan 2021) is 85% (of 28 eggs).  We check our fertility rates regularly through the laying season.  As this lot is for 2 eggs, you may wish to consider buying 4 eggs to increase your chances of success.

These are 2 mixed variety goose eggs (we recommend you buy a multiple of this number to maximise your chances of success).  If you wish to buy more than 12 eggs we can offer you a multibuy discount – please email us for prices.

Our goose breeds are Embden, Toulouse and hybrids of these two breeds. We have several active ganders in a ratio conducive to maximise fertility.

We cannot guarantee pure breed goslings as we keep all our geese together and do not separate them.  Our own goslings that we hatch every year are beautiful and lay well.

  • Postage** – We use Royal Mail 1st Class Small Parcel service (usually next day delivery).  A tracking number is provided for you. Due to some delays in the postal system, we have provided an option for you to pay for Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm the next day should you prefer/choose not to take the risk of postal delay.
  • Packaging – we are proud to say that we do not use any polystyrene or plastic packaging in any form. All our packaging is home compostable.
  • Collection – we are happy for you to collect your eggs from us (our preference for egg safety). There is no requirement for contact.

*fertility – although we cannot guarantee fertility we have a high fertility rate.  We hatch our own goslings every year on our farm and it is this same egg stock that we share with you here. It is impossible to tell whether an egg is fertile until it’s been incubated successfully for about 7 to 10 days. 

**Please note – Postage is very hard on hatching eggs.  We and the postal service can’t guarantee how carefully the boxes/packages are handled and no matter how well we pack them, sometimes you end up with broken eggs or detached air-sacks, or otherwise “scrambled” eggs on the delivery side. The latter will not develop. We can’t be held responsible for damaged eggs or postal delays.  Regarding any postal delays – Hatchability holds reasonably well up to seven days, but declines rapidly afterwards. Therefore, do not store eggs more than 7 days before incubating. After 3 weeks of storage, hatchability drops to almost zero.

Additional Information

What will my geese look like?  – You are warmly invited to add your pictures, stories and questions to our Facebook Group ‘Home Farm Customer Hatching Stories’ where you can also see our other customers pictures and stories.

When we pack and send – every day we collect fresh eggs for the orders placed that day (inc the previous evening) up to 5pm.  We then pack and apply postage labels according to your order.  We take your parcel to the Post Office for the first post of the day.

  • An order made on a Monday (after 9am) – Thursday (up until 9am) will be processed & posted the next working day: that would be Monday – Thursday.
  • An order made on a Thursday (after 9am) – Monday (up until 9am) will be processed & posted the next working day: that would be Monday.

We do not delay posting out orders unless specifically requested to do so by you, or we may delay over long bank holidays if we judge egg viability to be otherwise compromised.

As eggs viability for fertility is largely unaffected in the first 7 days, that is a safe method for us to use without unnecessary delay to you after you have placed an order.

PLEASE NOTE – WE GIVE OURSELVES 1-2 WORKING DAYS TO DISPATCH.  VERY OCCASIONALLY OUR BIRDS MAY HAVE NOT LAID ENOUGH (FOR WHATEVER REASON) THAT DAY OR THERE HAVE BEEN BREAKAGES.   IN THIS SCENARIO, YOUR ORDER IS PLACED TOP OF THE LIST FOR THE NEXT DAY.

    • Royal Mail Tracking numbers – We provide you with a tracking number for your order.  We have noticed that some items are simply not scanned and therefore you/we are unable to track the item.  We don’t know why and this is frustrating for both you and us as we monitor deliveries for our own peace of mind. We only know what you know.
  • Goose Keeping Questions – We would advise you to ask questions through various UK poultry keeping groups on Facebook or online.  We have a Facebook group ‘Home Farm Customer Hatching Stories where you will receive help answering some of your questions.

Have Fun Hatching!

 

Please note: geese are seasonal layers and here in Cornwall, they lay for us largely Feb to May.  We do sometimes get an early laying season if the conditions are conducive for them.

Additional information

Weight 750 g
Dimensions 45 × 35 × 16 cm

2 reviews for Hatching eggs – goose

  1. hfcmk

    22.04.2021 Heather Jackson: “As I do not use social media, thought I would drop you a quick note on this format, hope you don’t mind. Just over four weeks ago I received delivery of 4 geese eggs, I lost my gander last year and due to COVID etc., thought this year I would try to incubate. First I was very impressed with the packaging and condition of the eggs which all arrived safely. I let them sit on their side for 24 hours bringing them up to room temperature and letting them settle before incubation. After 10 days, my daughter who is 10 and I candled the eggs and found 2 fertile eggs, such excitement. Each Saturday we looked forward to candling the eggs to note their progress. We started to heard chirping on day 28 and on day 30 we witnessed a perfect hatch, such a wonderful experience. The second egg had externally pipped that night and we were concerned that next morning there had been no change however the chick seemed to be active and loud so we left it for another 6 hours. In the end, we had to assist, according to the internet the gosling was shrink wrapped, the shell came away very easily at one end allowing us to dampen the membrane, the gosling was able to finish the job itself. Not as straight forward hatch but another experience I will never forget. They had there first swimming lesson this morning. Both very cute but completely different from leg colouring to markings on their beak, so we are very interested to see what we end up with. Many thanks for supplying healthy eggs giving us such a great experience. Heather Jackson”

  2. hfcmk

    22.04.2021 Heather Jackson: “As I do not use social media, thought I would drop you a quick note on this format, hope you don’t mind. Just over four weeks ago I received delivery of 4 geese eggs, I lost my gander last year and due to COVID etc., thought this year I would try to incubate. First I was very impressed with the packaging and condition of the eggs which all arrived safely. I let them sit on their side for 24 hours bringing them up to room temperature and letting them settle before incubation. After 10 days, my daughter who is 10 and I candled the eggs and found 2 fertile eggs, such excitement. Each Saturday we looked forward to candling the eggs to note their progress. We started to heard chirping on day 28 and on day 30 we witnessed a perfect hatch, such a wonderful experience. The second egg had externally pipped that night and we were concerned that next morning there had been no change however the chick seemed to be active and loud so we left it for another 6 hours. In the end, we had to assist, according to the internet the gosling was shrink wrapped, the shell came away very easily at one end allowing us to dampen the membrane, the gosling was able to finish the job itself. Not as straight forward hatch but another experience I will never forget. They had there first swimming lesson this morning. Both very cute but completely different from leg colouring to markings on their beak, so we are very interested to see what we end up with. Many thanks for supplying healthy eggs giving us such a great experience. Heather Jackson”

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