3 hour old gosling died HELP

Discussion in 'Geese' started by mlktrkdvr, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. mlktrkdvr

    mlktrkdvr Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2011
    SE Nebraska
    I had a gosling that piped yesterday at 430 am (when I frist noticed) and hatched today between 9 am and noon while we were at church. I left it in the incubator to rest and dry. At 3 pm I found it laying in there on its back dead. I have a few other eggs in there waiting (hopefully) to hatch. A few times when I would walk past I saw it laying on its back and turned it to its belly to rest. Any ideas? Did I do something wrong? Also these eggs were due on the 15 and 16th, I have one that hatched yesterday, 2 that piped yesterday (including the one that died) and nothing else going on in there at this time at all. How long do I give them before I give up?
  2. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I wish I could help but I found one of mine that hatched perfectly normally during the night last night while I was on coyote watch and I found him dead this morning. I don't have an answer for you. I checked him over and over and I can't find a reason why he died. I'm sorry this happened to you. HUGSSSS

  3. Shiloh Acres

    Shiloh Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2010
    No answers here either, but sorry to hear it. I've lost 3 of 7 (plus one died just as it was hatching) and mine are now 4 days old. Other than one that had appeared a little wobbly and weaker than the others, I've no clue either. I've lost very few poultry altogether over the years, and the geese are normally the hardiest of all so I'm left wondering what's going on here ...

    Sorry again for the loss.
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Lying on the back can kill them, birds weren't designed to be in that position. If you get any others who do that, wrap them in a wash cloth so they can't flip over until they get a bit more strength in their legs. But sometimes they just die no matter what you do. So sorry you lost the baby [​IMG]

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