Here they come!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by laura8700, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. laura8700

    laura8700 Chirping

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    243D0033-8C7B-43B8-9D9A-7296DD2BF145.jpeg So, first attempt at geese, I’m not sure breed (father in law asked me to incubate them).

    I have 5/8 that have pipped today!

    one has his little beak out but it’s covered in goo. Almost caked on, not really sure if that is normal or if he is going to be a problem
    Child.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

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  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Can you candle and see if he pipped in the air cell or not? When candling, did the air cells seem to grow properly, and did the eggs lose enough weight if you were weighing?
     
  4. laura8700

    laura8700 Chirping

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    Yes into air cell and I did not weigh, so no clue there.
     
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  5. laura8700

    laura8700 Chirping

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    One out!! The other one is going to be a problem child. I am guessing I’ll be helping him out soon. .Org trying to at least. Eeekkk
     

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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Let that one finish on it's own if at all possible. There are a few here that can help you with assist if needed so holler if you want help
     
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  7. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Crowing

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    So long as the sticky membrane attached to baby's beak does not dry out and suction to face, it should be fine for now. Since other babies are hatching, the humidity should stay really high, which will help. Sometimes the gunk will turn into a wet cement-like texture and the baby may need help, but the longer you wait to ensure yolk sack fully absorbed, the better.
     
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  8. laura8700

    laura8700 Chirping

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    I have 2 out and thriving, 1 more on the way soon, that first one is a mess, he is out, but pretty lethargic and not really looking too hot.
    There is a 5th egg that looks to have pipped in the same awkward spot as the “sick” one. So I’m thinking that one is going to be a problem as well. Knowing what I know now about that first one with with awkward pip, would you assist with the hatch or just let nature take its course?
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    @Iain Utah ? Those that have rough hatches just need extra time to recover hopefully this will be the case with your first.
     
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  10. laura8700

    laura8700 Chirping

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    All four goslings are thriving and doing great!
    The assisted hatch is smaller than the others but eating/drinking on his own!
    He was literally lifeless for so long, but with a lot of TLC and some
    Extra cuddles and care he is doing great!
    The other one that pipped in the wrong area as well, did not make it ;( By the time I went to assist he was already gone ;(
     
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