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Goose eggs-help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kimmee12, May 4, 2016.

  1. kimmee12

    kimmee12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 eggs on day 27, 3 of them had internally pipped last night at 9pm. I waited 20 hours and there was no external pip but the babies were peeping and rocking those eggs. So at 5pm today I made a tiny hole in each egg close to the babies beaks so they could get some air. I can see one of the babies tapping on the egg but it's not breaking. How long can I leave them like this before I need to intervene more? Could the egg be so hard that they can't break it? I don't want to help more than nessasary, but I don't plan on allowing them to die if I can help them. Thank you
     
  2. kimmee12

    kimmee12 Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning one egg has externally pipped, the other 2 are still peeping but not pipping. This is so stressful!!
     

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