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Gosling seems stuck in the membrane - Help Please!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Marier, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Marier

    Marier New Egg

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    ]Hi first timer here needing some advice.

    1st Gosling has successfully hatched and is drying out nicely. Was very active but very large so peeled a little shell off to help at the end as he/she had done most of the work but was very wedged. (After reading lots of posts on this site!). That one is almost dry and shuffling roundthe incubator.

    2nd on pipped this morning about 6am ( now 4pm) with a good hole but the membrane inside looked gooey with a little bit stuck to its beak (now gone) but now it looks thick brown and almost chystalised and is a lot thicker than the other one who had a very thin membrane just no room to move. It is day 28 and I have popped a cloth in the still ait incubator and have been sproaying them with warm water.


    The brown membrane seems to be in the way as it is very near the beak and thick.

    Should the membrane be like this the poor gosling is cheeping and trying hard to get out. Does it need to be softened or dried out more? Im confused now?! [​IMG]

    Any advice greatly appreciated

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2008
  2. Marier

    Marier New Egg

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    It Surivived.

    Won't be using this forum again after posting twice - one on its own separate thread as very keen for help and advice and no responses.

    Shame as the articles were helpful [​IMG]
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Oh. Im sorry. I would have helped, but I did not see the post.

    Glad he is fine! [​IMG]
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry...I just don't know anything about goslings. I'm glad all went well. [​IMG]
     

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