He's gone - HELP!! momma goose cracked egg with baby inside!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lach Cnoc Farm, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked on my goose nest today and saw a big hole in one of the eggs. it was VERY obvious that momma had stepped on and cracked the egg, theres "spider" cracks all around the big hole.

    i peeled back the loose flap and the baby is still alive & breathing!!!

    what do i do?? can i save it?? i brought it in and covered it with a damp cloth and put it in the incubator. This is all i could think of to keep it from drying out, it's moving around quite a bit and seems okay, no bleeding or anything. it looks to be almost "hatching size" but i cant tell if theres a lot of yolk left or not.

    should i leave it in the bator or try to open it up? im worried i will cause bleeding if i open it up. sad

    what do i do??

    He just stopped breathing a minute ago, I think it might have been a "stolen" duck egg, he was solid light silver blue...stupid goose. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't guide you on this one ......

    I'm sure there are many that can....

    I wish you the baby goose the best.... [​IMG]
     
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  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, either, but I think it sounds right. I've read where people do that for chickens. I sure do hope the baby lives and that somebody with goose experience comes here and answers your questions. Best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  4. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He just stopped breathing a minute ago. I think it was just way too early...clumsy goose...[​IMG]

    he looked like he had a week or so left. [​IMG]
     
  5. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont have any idea at all, but just first guess would be to make sure your humidity is higher than normal maybe.. I dont really know..
     
  6. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww *hugs* [​IMG]
     
  7. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No matter if it hatched or not.... it still hurts the heart...

    You did your best... [​IMG]
     
  8. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry about the little one. [​IMG]
     
  9. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

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    I'm so sorry! I raised an imprinted goose when I was a kid so I know where you are coming from.


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  10. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much everyone. this is the second egg shes done it to. The first one was gone when i found it [​IMG].

    It is her first nest.. but, I still decided to take most of the eggs away today, maybe it will be easier with just 2, that way the nest isn't so crowded and she can turn them easier...without crushing them.

    Hopefully it won't happen again.. [​IMG]
     

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