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Hi,  

 

We've been incubating chicken and geese eggs (Toulouse/Chinese) and had thought our geese eggs wouldn't hatch as they'd gone beyond 35 days...but we left them in the incubator just in case...we were caught totally off guard finding a newly hatched gosling this a.m.!

 

We'd studied all about geese hatching months ago and now can't remember a thing...confusion after so many chickens hatching.

I will restudy, but my immediate need is should I give him water if he's out of the shell but not fluffy yet?  He's on towel in the

incubabator that's set at 95 F. 

 

Any immediate care tips would be most appreciated!  

 

Thank you in advance!

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Hi,  

 

We've been incubating chicken and geese eggs (Toulouse/Chinese) and had thought our geese eggs wouldn't hatch as they'd gone beyond 35 days...but we left them in the incubator just in case...we were caught totally off guard finding a newly hatched gosling this a.m.!

 

We'd studied all about geese hatching months ago and now can't remember a thing...confusion after so many chickens hatching.

I will restudy, but my immediate need is should I give him water if he's out of the shell but not fluffy yet?  He's on towel in the

incubabator that's set at 95 F. 

 

Any immediate care tips would be most appreciated!  

 

Thank you in advance!

I think that chick electrolyte powder in the water would be a good thing.  I'm sure you've figured out what to do since your post was so many hours ago!  I have goose eggs in the incubator and I've read to have water for them and dip their beak in but not to worry if they don't drink for several hours.

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