Help! Fertile Goose Egg Question! Need Answer Quickly!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by BagginsFrodo, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. BagginsFrodo

    BagginsFrodo New Egg

    Nov 30, 2015
    Up until this morning I have let my goose keep her fertilized eggs. It has been around 25-35 days, and they are fully developed and ready to hatch it seems. I went out there this morning and found one of the three eggs smashed, I then pulled out the gosling who was fully developed but dead. His left eye seemed like it wasn't there and his head had a large bald spot by the same eye and both were bleeding. His anus did not look good either, it looks a but swollen and bloody. I then brought the other two eggs inside (because I don't trust my goose's parenting skills anymore) and put them under a heat lamp. Was this the right thing to do? Will they be warm enough? Or are they stuck in the eggs? Should I break them out? Thanks!
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2016
  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2013
    Well I would have let the eggs with the goose since it sounds like a crow or magpie got hold of one of her eggs.
    But since you have them under the heat lamp now it should be fine.
    Make sure the eggs aren't too hot! That's vital! if it's day 25 you don't need to turn them so all you have to do is keep them warm.
    I had the same problem before when one of my geese stopped brooding so I put a towel in a big bowl and put it under the heat lamp making sure the eggs weren't too hot or cold and they hatched. Remember too cold is better then too hot. If kept at right temperature they should hatch between 30-32 days.
    DON'T crack open the egg it's too soon and fatal!!!
    If you have a something to measure the heat that would be really helpful? 37 degrees Celsius is the warmth it should atleast have.
    They still have a bit of development to do so maybe turn over the egg if one side feels too cold.
    Putting them in 37 degrees celsius water with the aircell part of the shell above water will warm them very well too.
    Hope this information helped a bit! Goodluck!
    It will be very stressful!
  3. BagginsFrodo

    BagginsFrodo New Egg

    Nov 30, 2015
    Thank you so much! You really helped a lot. They were too hot at one point, but I fixed it within an hour. After a couple of days, one seems to be rotten, and the other has not hatched yet. Is it possible that it could be dead? Thank you so very much for helping me!

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