Please help me quick with a hatching egg

Discussion in 'Geese' started by bigbird, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I had two eggs of a clutch of four hatch this am around 4am.
    I have a third one that was peeping with no pipping for hours.
    It made a small crack around 7 hours ago, and hasn't gone any further. It's peeping has almost slowed down to nothing.
    Without interfering, I'm afraid it's going to die in the egg.
    What should I do? Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016
  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Once a gosling pips it has broken the shell so it can breathe. It won't break the egg any further until the yolk is fully absorbed. So after 24 - 36 hours after pipping it should make progress.
     
  3. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! It is almost zipped all the way around, and the other two are dong what it did last night. I wasn't thinking about the yolk aspect. I assumed that it was absorbing as it was zipping.!
     

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