BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Geese › Sebastopol 2 questions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sebastopol 2 questions

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

I am new to geese. I have a sebbie that has been incubating a nest. I had one gosling hatch out on the 15th but sadly did not make it, I checked on them before bed and when I went out in the morning it was just outside the nest and I assume died from being to cold.

 

My fist question is it has been 4 days since the 1st one hatched, how likely is it another one will hatch after 4-5 days? Should I remove the eggs that did not hatch, or how long should I wait?

 

Second question is, Is my goose a bad mom, everything I have read said to leave them on their own they know what they are doing. It took every ounce of self restraint I had not to take her little fuzzy gosling of cuteness and raise her as my own, and now I feel like maybe I should have. :(


Edited by JenRacine - 2/19/16 at 4:34am
post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 

post #3 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by JenRacine View Post
 

@JenRacine   Welcome to BYC and so sorry the lil gosling didn't make it.  It seems when mama goose is still sitting goslings pretty much have to get under her as she isn't going to get up and go to him/her and maybe this one waited too long.  Sure can't beat yourself up about it but I know very heart breaking. I will refer you to @jchny2000  though for her insight she has had  females hatch gosling and maybe able to shed light and tell you about the other eggs. 

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

Reply

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

Reply
post #4 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JenRacine View Post
 

@JenRacine   Welcome to BYC and so sorry the lil gosling didn't make it.  It seems when mama goose is still sitting goslings pretty much have to get under her as she isn't going to get up and go to him/her and maybe this one waited too long.  Sure can't beat yourself up about it but I know very heart breaking. I will refer you to @jchny2000  though for her insight she has had  females hatch gosling and maybe able to shed light and tell you about the other eggs. 

A new mom isn't as good keeping a gosling under her. If its her first brood, may be why. Experienced hens will reject a baby that she knows is internally ill, something we can't see. There may have been an illness or deformity the gosling had that's not visible to us. I watch my broody hatches very close and take any gosling thats rejected. I have this issue pop up with my larger flock on occasion.

Live Life Gracefully big_smile.png

Indiana BYC'ers HERE!

Come visit the Indiana thread!

Indiana BYC'ers Members Page

See our members list, local events and much more information that we've shared!

ADGA MEMBER

Reply

Live Life Gracefully big_smile.png

Indiana BYC'ers HERE!

Come visit the Indiana thread!

Indiana BYC'ers Members Page

See our members list, local events and much more information that we've shared!

ADGA MEMBER

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Geese
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Geese › Sebastopol 2 questions