I've been goosed!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Moonwalker, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the goose eggs in the Hovabator hatched! [​IMG] And there was another one pipping when I left. That one, unfortunately, may have problems. My boss (gotta love that man) decided after a few hours, to "help" by taking his fingers and flicking the egg along one side to crack the shell. :thun
    He mentioned that it had been trying to hatch for a while and I told him that it is possible to safely, chip a bit (shell, not membrane)around the top section to make it easier. He told me to go ahead and do that. When I looked the egg had 4 or 5 cracked craters where he had flicked it to crack the shell. I could see a little spot of blood on one of them. [​IMG]
    The gosling was still moving and peeping, so I peeled a bit of the membraneaway from the bill, but just enough to make sure he could breathe ok. Then I added more water to bting the humidity up a bit. Seems someone told him that you should remove all water the last few days before hatching! *sigh* sometimes I REALLY hate haveing 3 days in a row off....... [​IMG]
    So I put it back in the bator and hope for the best when I get in tomorrow morning [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The other one is doing fine. I had put it in the brooder with the chicks but had to put in a divider cuz the nasty little boogers were pecking the poor things feet. Can't even stand on them yet and they are being pecked! If none of the others make it (6 more eggs + the pippping one)once he's a couple days old and can fend for himself, I'll try to put him back. Hopefully, I will be able to set up a seperate brooder for them. Maybe my boss will give them to me.....[​IMG]
    I'll get pics, Goslings are so cute, clumsy, but cute!
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Previously DuckLady! Staff Member

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    Congrats on your goslings.
    But your boss is an idiot.
     
  3. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remove your boss from the premises and deal with those poor things
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Show us some photos! I have 5 due next week and I am dying to see a gosling hatch!
     
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Previously DuckLady! Staff Member

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    Any news? How is it going?
     
  6. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!Had to wait till I got home from work!
    The one with the yellow, hatched on Friday morning and the darker one today (Sat)
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    This little guy is hard to keep still!
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    And the new comer:
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    Then there are these 1/2 silkies that are turning into some interesting looking birds!
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  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *What breed are they, mw, & what day did they really start pipping?? I was just at tebs post, sebastepols @ day 28/29, 1 pip and hope sinking a smidge too soon, maybe. What do you think?? ((ed: Oh, jeez, I'm an airhead-- not supposed to cross threads, am I?? Sorry!!))
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2008
  8. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mother is a white Pekin and the males we have are either brown chinese or a mix of pekin and BC.
    Goose eggs hatch around day 30 - 32. I wouldn't give up hope till at least day 35.
     
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Thanks, mw. May all your gooses be happy and hearty ones!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back at ya!
     

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