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Help gosling hatching but huge bubble looking hooked on it.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CanChaser, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chirping

    Oct 15, 2011
    Hiawatha kansas
    I have hatched lots of chicks and ducks but not geese. This little guy is almost out but I can see this red bubble thing in the bottom of its shell. I'm guessing it's filled with blood since its bright red. I don't know what to. It must have something really bad wrong with it.

  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    I guess the little one is out by now- It could be that in moving to hatch it had ruptured a vein that was still carrying blood. Hope the little one made it out ok in the end.
  3. toddreed

    toddreed In the Brooder

    Jan 12, 2010
    Oakland, CA
    I think that could be the yolk which continues to provide nutrients to the bird while in the last day of incubation. I would leave it attached, keep it warm, maybe leave it in the incubator and hope for the best.
  4. ~GoneWild~

    ~GoneWild~ In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2011
    I had a chick rupture a vesel (sp?) while hatching and had a similar situation occur, with babies it could be a number of things. Maybe a prolapse of some sort, by now you should be able to tell if it's been/being reabsorbed...

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