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Originally Posted by 8GeeseALaying View Post

Geese take 24-48 hrs so don't get excited and intervene just yet.

Very good advice here !

 

Everyone.. PLEASE pay attention to when the "internal"

pip has occurred, easy to tell if you  monitor  the eggs during incubation.

The larger end is the air cell end and will be tilting  UP IN THE AIR until internal pip has happened, usually 1-2 days pre " due date ".

Once the " internal pip" has happened

  the egg will sit level and hatch out should happen within 48 hours.  

The chicks in those shells have enough air...."AFTER"  the internal  pip has happened....  for 2 days max. 

When it's getting close to 48 hours "AFTER" the internal pip has happened

  and no external pip has been made ..then, and only then...should you intervene and make a very tiny air hole with a Sterilized tool in the air cell end.

Just enough to get the chick air is all.  After that leave it alone, that chick needs to do  ALL THE WORK ON IT'S OWN in order to work the yolk sac in fully, etc.  

post #12 of 14


I have 2 babies and 2 more on the way!
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by kimmee12 View Post



I have 2 babies and 2 more on the way!
Yay! Congratulations!!

Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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post #14 of 14


Thank you!! They are so sweet!
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