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I'm worried... I need to ask...

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Balbinka, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my goslings begin to emerge from their eggs, will they have enough air in a Little Giant Still-Air incubator?
    One of the red "pluggies" is out... but I am so worried that they will suffocate before they dry off and I can remove them.

    There will (hopefully) be a total of four goslings all (officially) due on Wednesday.

    Sorry, worried first-time mommy!
    I want everything to be perfect.

    -Jasmine
     
  2. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:There is no such thing as perfect. You should have at least one, if not BOTH of the red plugs out of the bator. However, this can change the temp in the bator. One out is fine. The bator isn't air tight, and won't suffocate the goslings if you have one in. I hope you don't have the same problem as me by wanting to help with the hatch! I always need to occupy myself or sit on my hands on hatch day!

    Best of luck to you and your goslings!
     
  3. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There is no such thing as perfect. You should have at least one, if not BOTH of the red plugs out of the bator. However, this can change the temp in the bator. One out is fine. The bator isn't air tight, and won't suffocate the goslings if you have one in. I hope you don't have the same problem as me by wanting to help with the hatch! I always need to occupy myself or sit on my hands on hatch day!

    Best of luck to you and your goslings!

    Ok.

    Thank you for the quick reply.
    The one plug has been out since Week 2 for air exchange.

    I will definitely have to remain distracted or bound to a chair... either one will work. [​IMG]
     
  4. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fine so dont worry. Only a couple of days to go and your on similar due hatch date to me [​IMG]

    They should be internally pipping soon if all's going well [​IMG]

    Regards

    Pete
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Is there any progress?
     
  6. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep....
    One pip, one broken through...

    I have my "panic posts" just about everywhere LOL
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yes, you should have both plugs out for ventilation during hatch. If this causes problems with humidity put a warm wet washcloth in the incubator.
     
  8. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The gosling was removed from the incubator and "manually" dried.
    The humidity was too high for it to dry at all.
     

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