Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on…

April 9, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

Memorial for USS San Diego. Penny Chicago Chicago Chicago

Interesting Tree in Seaport Village. Penny Chicago Chicago Chicago

Here is another photo of a Ganada Goose in the fork of a tree where her nest was. She has her nest there every year. It is a very large tree with 3 forks coming off it. When the youngsters are ready to leave the nest, about 6 of them, they tumble down the tree and then their parents take then down to the water nearby. Occasionally a gosling does damage its wings and this shows up when they are ready to fly and can’t, which makes them very vulnerable to foxie loxie if the injured goose leaves the pond. Usually the park staff capture the goose and send it to a sanctuary to live out its life. These photos were taken in a beautiful Toronto Park. Rosie’s Mum in Toronto.

Couple of pictures for the gallery if you can include them. Pete.

Our incubator is now up and running and ready for our first eggs to go in to start incubating. 25 Bronze Turkey eggs arrived yesterday, they will go into the incubator tonight. We will be collecting 10 Goose eggs tomorrow that with the 2 that our Geese have layed will go in the incubator tomorrow. The temperature of the incubator is 37.5 c or 99.5 f. The humidity for Turkey and Geese eggs need to be at about 55 per cent.

Turkey eggs will take approximately 28 days to incubate. Geese eggs about 30 days. About two days before the eggs hatch they will go in to a hatcher. That is when we hope to be able to show the hatching on the webcam. We are trying to find one that will be suitable for the webcam.

It is better to have all the eggs hatching at the same time. That would need for the Geese eggs going into the incubator a couple of days before the Turkey eggs. For the first couple of weeks we will put the eggs in the incubator as we get them. We will also need to candle the eggs to see if they are fertile. That will need to be done after 6 days. We have got to cross our fingers and hope that most of the eggs are fertile. At this time of the year when the birds are just beginning to mate, it can be a bit hit and miss. I will try to take a photograph of a an egg when we candle them.