Sebastopol egg, no internal pip day 34?!

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  1. abagailb14

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    Is this normal? This is my first time trying to hatch out goose eggs. There is alot of movement inside the egg so he's definitely alive in there but I thought sebastopols usually hatched out in 28 days so getting worried! Air cell looks great, not sure what he's doing in there?! Also, gosling could be half toulouse would that affect hatching time?
     
  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Mixed breeds can take longer yes but day 34 is too long especially for a Sebastopol.
    Did it internal pip? A lot of movement could mean it wants to get out. If it has internal and external pipped for longer than 36 hours you must help. Is it peeping a lot? Is the membrane dry?
    More importantly how long is it since he external pipped?
     
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    There is no internal pip, no peeping.
     
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    Egg is rocking and upon candling you can see alot of movement though.
     
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    This is the air cell, definitely no internal pip
     
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    This is the other end of the egg. I think the poor thing might be in there backwards, if you can see in the pic there's a black spot that is moving back and forth, think it may be his beak.
     
  7. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That is strange? Even if the gosling is going to hatch at the pointy end it never has an aircell?
    Is is pretty cool since I've never seen that before unless it's the yolk but usually it's not that clear.
    The aircell isn't the size it should be especially since its day 34 meaning it is definitely going to pip at the opposite end.
    I would say make a make a small crack where you think the beak is so it can breathe.

    Just to let you know that the beak keeps moving so make sure it actually is the beak! put your ear against where you think the beak is and listen. If you here a noise or a tapping noise it's the beak and try and talk.
    They always talk back ;)
     
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    We decided to help out the goose as she's been stuck in there so long. She definitely was malpositioned, her beak was right where I thought it was and she was trying to pip through the wrong end. She was also a sticky chick, there was a bunch of amber colored goo in there with her. She's fine for now resting in the bator, she still needs to absorb her yolk sac which I'm guessing wasn't properly absorbed due to the malposition. Crossing my fingers for this one!
     
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    Poor thing had too much going against her, she passed. I've got 2 more due to hatch Tuesday so hopefully better luck with them.
     
  10. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Sorry for the loss :(
    The gosling has a huge head!
    I had a EmbdenxAfrican gosling just like yours and it pipped on the wrong end but I helped it as it was way over it's hatch day and I discovered it's beak was deformed and I thought I saved it but it passed 2 hours later.
    Hope everything goes well with your other 2 eggs!
     

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