HELP! EMERGENCY! BABY GOOSE STRUGGLING TO HATCH!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by mgrage, May 20, 2012.

  1. mgrage

    mgrage In the Brooder

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    I have a goose egg i created a homemade incubator out of a styroafoam (however you spell it ) coole. Anyways last night I went check on my egg I opened it and listened to is with a sterile stethoscope, IN MY SHOCK and AMAZEMENT, I heard chirping and moving this was at 9:00pm last night it has been 10 hrs since I heard the initial movement and chirping, I NOT SEEN ANY SIGNS TO OF A HAIRLINE A PIP ANYWHERE! I Know she/he is alive in there I hear her/him, trying but im afraid it wont be able to make the initial crack. Theres no crack hairline anywhere and its making me nervous what if she runs out of time and air be for she breaks it. What do I do is there any way to help her. Remember shes in there shes moving and making baby noises but she hasnt broke through :( :( :(! Ive been doing my best to take care of it. The temperature stays between 100-and 98 its hydrometer (humidity) (dont no if thats what its called) says its about a 60-75/80 humidty. Keeping the humidity right is becoming complicated. I need help!!! Can I crack it some how for her.. I feel like that be dangerous :( please help me, before she runs out of time. PS. SORRY FOR ALL MISTAKES IN HERE rushing through it
     
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  2. mgrage

    mgrage In the Brooder

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    Really could use some advice here. Noises are can be heard but no crack no hairline. Can I move the egg to candle it? Should i take a sterile needle at just tap lightly on the lower shell till it cracks??? This is all very new to me.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Geese rest between stages and it can be 2.5-3 days for them to fully hatch. The gosling has internally pipped into the air cell, it can be a full 24 hours later before they attempt to externally pip, and can be another 24 before they start trying to zip. You need to leave the egg alone and keep the humidity up allowing the gosling time to hatch.

    "helping" too soon, no matter what others might say, is a death sentence. Not understanding the stages of hatching will cause panic and you can do more harm than good.

    Now is the time to sit and wait and let the hatch happen, you are trying to rush it and are expecting too much too quickly. Waterfowl don't hatch quickly like chickens do.
     
  4. mgrage

    mgrage In the Brooder

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    Thanks, I really needed that. I did alot of research nothing really told me when I should expect an externtal pipping just how long it takes. I was worried it was taking to long to break out. So I wait now, I can do that, Im having a little trouble keeping humidity up but i am trying because its a homemade incubator. Anyways, What your telling me is I have at least another 5hrs before it makes its first initial break through? Thats good to know. Thank you again Ill keep you updated.



    8:45 am. Increased humidity finally got it back at a steady pace again, Its been 12 hrs since I heard the baby for the first time chirp, Not entirely sure when it started may have started sooner. Hoping to see some more movement and some possible external pipping when I return home from work at 6. Wish me luck
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I don't know where you got the 5 hrs but when you get home if nothin more has happened don't panic post here first. and wishing you all the best with your gosling!!! [​IMG] Oh sorry [​IMG]
     
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  6. mgrage

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    im thinking itll be hatched about the time i get home puts it at about 20 hrs from the time i heard it so your right maybe not 5 i was kinda over thinking it.
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    You heard a peep for the first time 12 hours ago, so 12 hours (more or less) in the typical time frame. They don't make cracks when they externally pip, it is sometimes very hard to see too. It will normally be a small raised area (pyramid like) but can be almost not visible at first.

    They work inside the shell while nothing shows externally for hatching. The entire time the blood vessels recede and the yolk is absorbed. Resting between moments of effort is very normal.
     
  8. poultry09

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    I have a goose egg that internaly piped friday night and still has not externaly piped, should I be worried? I put the egg to my ear this morning and I could hear it pecking at the inside of the egg, what should I do? O also forgot to say the egg is under a broody standard cochin hen
     
  9. mgrage

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    Well im home from work now and nothing yet theres no crack no nothing. Shes still chirping and scratching inside, She just seems to weak to break through. How much longer should I wait, Maybe wait tille 10 pm ???
     
  10. kilby

    kilby Songster

    If it is time to come out you might help it. If it is struggling because it is too early I would have to look up info online.
     

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