Help !!! hatching goose egg !!

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  1. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have goose eggs in my incubator and today i checked the eggs and was surprised to hear pipping in one of them how long will it take for it to fully hatch ??
    the egg is on day 29


    also this is my first time hatching goose eggs i never raised goslings before so any advice would be greatly appreciated ...
    thanks !!
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2015
  2. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could take a day or two for it to hatch.
     
  3. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i can only hear pipping from inside
    the shell is not cracked and its been one day is it normal ? should i keep turning the egg ?
     
  4. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are set to hatch in a day or two I would definitely stop turning the eggs. The chicks need to position themselves to hatch and turning makes that much harder (at least for chicken eggs).
     
  5. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think so too im gonna stop turning it and ill update once im home thanks !!!
     
  6. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 31 still no pip should i be worried ? Humidity is 50% and temp is 37.5
    Please help !!!!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'd send a PM to 8GeeseALaying she is experienced in hatching, i can't help there. Good Luck.
     
  8. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update :
    its day 35 for the goose egg and there is still no pip
    so i decided to make a little hole in the air cell to see if the gosling needs help
    to my surprise the gosling is still alive and there are still veins in the membrane so i returned it to the incubator


    its my first time hatching goose eggs i read that goose eggs take 28-35 days to hatch and mine is already 35 days with no pip so i thought it may need assisting i also read that if they are still alive they can get stuck to the shell or die or drown unless they are helped out ...

    do you think the gosling will make it ?
    i didn't rupture the membrane only the air cell
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hang on just PM'd someone hopefully she'll be on this morning make sure to keep your bator closed and what is the humidity?
     
  10. RIR0BCM

    RIR0BCM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    humidity is 55-60%
    temp is 37.5 Celsius

    thanks for the help i desperately need it [​IMG]
     

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