Need a bit of quick advise!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Chikn-Chik, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs are on day 18 and I've been candling every 2-3 days to make sure everything is on track. About 3 days ago I noticed a rotten smell coming from my incubator, today I smelled of each egg and found the one. And its the one that I *think* had two babies in it. When I candled last night I'm pretty sure it was alive. What can I do about this? The smell is really bad.
     
  2. kimberly35042

    kimberly35042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure the "2" embryos aren't bacteria growing?? Do you still see nice vibrant veins?
     
  3. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't see anything in there anymore. Its getting dark inside them. (that's how it is with all of them) but I know that there was 2 moving dots when I candled it a few days ago.
     
  4. kimberly35042

    kimberly35042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd move it to a separate incubator. Are they your eggs or shipped in?

    (as in do you know how old the eggs are)
     
  5. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to throw it and the baby was dead. There was a small very underdeveloped one in there also. That particular egg was from one of my young geese, she just started laying this year.

    They are my eggs. And I'm pretty sure of the date also, the goose started setting then a couple days later I decided to put a few in the incubator.
     
  6. kimberly35042

    kimberly35042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was probably the best thing to do. Sorry you lost the gosling! Happy hatching thoughts for the rest!
     

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