HELP! PLEASE. TROUBLE WITH GEESE EGG IN BATOR.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by GEESECRAZY, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. GEESECRAZY

    GEESECRAZY Out Of The Brooder

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    I HAVE TWO GEESE EGGS IN MY BATOR AND THIS IS GOING ON 24TH DAY. I HAVE DONE ALL MY RESEARCH ON HUMIDITY, TURNING, TEMP.....BUT TONIGHT I CANDLED TO CHECK OUT GROWTH & ONE IS TOTALLY DARK IN THE BIG END AND I CANT SEE ANY MOVEMENT. THE OTHER ONE I CAN SEE IT MOVE. HAS IT DIED ON ME OR WHAT? I'M SO UPSET. ALREADY HAVE MY NURSERY SET UP IN MY BATHROOM. IS IT NORMAL TO HAVE SOMETHING GO WRONG AT THIS STAGE? THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO INCUBATE AND I'M SO EXCITED. PLEASE SOMEONE,,,ANYTHING WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    If it is totally dark in the big end, what you are seeing is the baby that has pipped into the air cell. You need to put them into the hatcher, or however you are going to hatch them, up the humidity and leave them alone. You should have at least one baby in a few days!
     
  3. GEESECRAZY

    GEESECRAZY Out Of The Brooder

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    IS IT OK TO LEAVE THEM IN THE BATOR TO HATCH, OR SHOULD I PUT THEM UNDER THE HEAT BULB TO HATCH & MIST THEM? ALSO, IF I ADDED BOTH THESE EGGS AT THE SAME TIME SHOULD THE OTHER BE LLOKING THE SAME ANY TIME? I SURE APPRECIATE YOUR ADVICE?
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave them in the incubator!
    Increase the humidity to at least 70%.
    Clean wet sponges will help up the humidity.
    They will not hatch out at the same exact time even is set on the same day. Geese take 28 days to hatch.
     
  5. GEESECRAZY

    GEESECRAZY Out Of The Brooder

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    HELLO COTTAGE ROSE! THANKS FOR THE INFO. [​IMG] :)MY BATOR HAS TWO TROFFS(?) IN BOTTOM FOR WATER, WHICH I KEEP FILLED, AND I HAVE MISTED MY EGGS ONCE EVERYDAY WHEN I COOL THEM SO SHOULD I MIST THEM MORE? SEE THE THING IS I HAVE TWO OTHER EGGS IN THE SAME BATOR THAT ARE 5 DAYS BEHIND. I KNOW, I SHOULD NOT HAVE ADDED BUT DID NOT WANT TO LOOSE THEM AND ONLY HAVE ONE BATOR. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Not much help here (my first goose egg is hatching right now) but I have not personally ever seen a chick move inside an egg (maybe I have a crappy candling flashlight [​IMG] )

    I have seen ducks pip the membrane, but otherwise, I just don't see all the movement everyone else sees.

    then again, I just might not be cabdling as much as everyone else does, too [​IMG]

    meri
     
  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you're definitely in a predicament. [​IMG]
    I don't know that putting eggs under a heat bulb and misting is a good idea.
    I don't think high humidity for a few days will hurt the other eggs.
     
  8. GEESECRAZY

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    HEY MOJO,,,,[​IMG] I COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING EITHER WITH THE FLASHLIGHT I WAS USING UNTIL I GOT A STRONG ONE, BUT BE CAREFUL CAUSE THE REALLY BRIGHT ONES GIVE OFF A LOT OF HEAT AND CAN HURT THE EMBRYO. ITS AMAZING TO SEE MOVEMENT AND VERY TEMPTING TO WANT TO LOOK A LOT BUT I HAD TO MAKE MYSELF QUIT CAUSE I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT ITS NOT GOOD TO CANDLE TOO MUCH.[​IMG]
     
  9. GEESECRAZY

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    HEY COTTAGE ROSE...SO YOU THINK I NEED TO MIST THE ONES THAT ARE SUPPOSE TO HATCH MORE THAN ONCE A DAY NOW? AND HOW MANY TIMES EACH DAY? I KEEP THE TROUGHS FILLED, HAVE THE WHOLE TIME SINCE DAY ONE OF INCUBATION.[​IMG] THANKS
     
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I would up the humidity for the ones that are about to hatch. I don't think it will harm the other eggs for just a few days...
     

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