- Nov 28, 2018
I have one goose egg left viable at day 25. He looks very close to the shell and in the last two days the air cell expanded a lot and slightly dipped down. I can see him pushing on the air cell and hear a faint clicking which I believe is him breathing. I think he may internal pip in the next day or two but should I stop turning and go into lockdown? This is my first time incubating geese eggs. I have two more due to hatch a month from now so the baby is going to be alone but I’m going to try my best to get him a friend. I really don’t know what to do, there are so many methods out there. I didn’t really spray him because all my spray bottles are contaminated by things and I don’t want to risk spraying contaminants onto them so whenever I remember(barely) I just took my hand and sprayed some onto the egg and made sure it ran down. They are white Emden geese. There is still some fluid that can be seen so it’s definitely not all the way there yet. What should the humidity be for lockdown? I’ll have to go to school and leave him alone, there are others in my home but I can always put a stuffed animal? I just don’t want him to be lonely. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!(questions in bold) I’ll definitely update and post pictures asap. I may check him tomorrow when I come back from school. I’m planning to lockdown tomorrow but I won’t turn the egg anymore today. Why is it important to turn the egg an odd number of times? And at what point does the chick pip? The lowest point of the air cell that’s is drawn on the egg or the highest? Thank you!!!