Day 29 Toulouse eggs...... when to add a safety hole...

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  1. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi all :frow

    First time for me with goose eggs in the incubator for me :D We have made it to day 29 and 2/3 eggs I started with are still alive :yesss:

    The air cells have dipped and are starting to draw down when I have just candled (Wow this so hard for me as I'm a hands off hatcher and opening the incubator is going against the grain for me) I have seen the shadowing of them against the air cell for a couple of days now along with good movement from the goslings.

    I just need to clarify please that I put the safety hole in the top of the air cell when I see internal pip?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wait about 12 hours after internal pipping if they haven't externally pipped. Just a tiny hole on top to allow oxygen in but not dry them out. Hatching is the hardest time with geese. It seems to take forever and it's hard to not want to intervene too soon.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you :D

    I'm going to check them again later today and see how they have progressed. I should be ok on the not wanting to intervene as I'm hands off and generally like nature to take its course, so not helping in time if they need it will be my biggest battle :/
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Just had another check and one of them has an external pip :ya
    The other looks to be internally pipped into the air cell but I'm going to recheck it before bedtime for an external one :fl
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

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    Second egg has externally pipped on its own over night :bow

    Now I'm waiting.......... :pop
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Water fowl take forever to hatch or so it seems anyway.
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it seems so, they are both quite happy just sat there with their pips gently rocking away every so often.
    I am still patiently waiting and watching.......... :pop
     
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  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    :highfive: Thank you. I have read the first post of that thread....... way too many times... but I may have to start on the whole thread at this rate :gig

    I have been on an un-medicated feed hunt today for these two so that took a bit of time up for me (Thank goodness I found some!) and some other jobs got done to pass the time that I had been putting off.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It's best to try and stay busy to keep your sanity.

    Oh good glad you found feed how about Brewers yeast? another important staple.
     
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