Hi all, I'm a new member to BYC although I've been scouring the forums for the good information you all provide for about 3 years now. I just recently hatched a chinese goose egg in my incubator last Tuesday, and the little gosling, who we've named Cadbury, doesn't seem to be able to stand like I think he should. Now this is the first time I've EVER hatched ANYTHING in an incubator, so I'm pretty new at this, I've only had geese for about a month, and never a new hatchling. Cadbury took a long time to hatch, because he didn't cut a big enough hole in the end of his egg. I eventually (about 24 hours after he pipped) enlarged the opening enough that he could finally push out. There didn't seem to be any problems with that -- no blood, yolk sac fully absorbed, etc. He seems to be drinking OK (i've put some vitamin/electrolyte in his water), and I've seen him eat a little, although not voraciously. I've been putting little torn up pieces of clover in the incubator with him, along with a little dish of Flock Raiser. He is alert and chirping, and preening his down, and is very interested when I lift the lid of the incubator. However, when he walks, he doesn't stand all the way up. Most of the time he just sits back on his knees, and he sort of hobbles around the incubator that way. I've seen him get ALMOST all the way up when I open the incubator lid, but it's almost as if he just doesn't have the strength to stand. I've left him in the incubator longer than I would have if he was "normal", because it's warm in there and no chance of drafts, where the brooder box is more open. Any thoughts on what might have caused this, and what I can do to help him? Do you think he will get over it? This photo shows the highest he has ever been "up". Most of the time he just sits back on his knees.