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Discussion in 'Geese' started by JenRacine, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. JenRacine

    JenRacine New Egg

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    I am new to geese. I have a sebbie that has been incubating a nest. I had one gosling hatch out on the 15th but sadly did not make it, I checked on them before bed and when I went out in the morning it was just outside the nest and I assume died from being to cold.

    My fist question is it has been 4 days since the 1st one hatched, how likely is it another one will hatch after 4-5 days? Should I remove the eggs that did not hatch, or how long should I wait?

    Second question is, Is my goose a bad mom, everything I have read said to leave them on their own they know what they are doing. It took every ounce of self restraint I had not to take her little fuzzy gosling of cuteness and raise her as my own, and now I feel like maybe I should have. :(
     
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    JenRacine New Egg

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @JenRacine Welcome to BYC and so sorry the lil gosling didn't make it. It seems when mama goose is still sitting goslings pretty much have to get under her as she isn't going to get up and go to him/her and maybe this one waited too long. Sure can't beat yourself up about it but I know very heart breaking. I will refer you to @jchny2000 though for her insight she has had females hatch gosling and maybe able to shed light and tell you about the other eggs.
     
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  4. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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