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sorry, i need help with geese, please someone help me!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hello duck, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. hello duck

    hello duck Hatching

    Apr 3, 2007
    I'm new and I really need some help.
    I am hatching geese for the first time and I don't know if this little goose is dead or alive.
    The goose started to hatch early this morning it had already made a 1" hole before I got up, and all day I have waited, I can see the beak, but I have not seen any movement at all, I have kept a close eye on her all day.
    I feel devastated that she might have died and I don't want to take her out of the incubator in case I’m wrong.
    Can someone let me know if this is what they do?
    How long do they go without moving?
    Any advice would be a blessing.

    Duck x
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    They can rest for as much as 1-2 days after the very first pip (crack in shell) before they fully emerge. I would not worry until at least 24 hours has passed by. Do not open the incubator, as you will put the rest of the hatch at risk of drying out and getting stuck in their eggs.

  3. hello duck

    hello duck Hatching

    Apr 3, 2007
    Thank you so much for your reply,
    I’m worried because I cant see her breath and you can see her hole beak, even when you shine a touch through the incubator in to her shell the fluid or the jelly like substance that you see, isn't moving when she breathes, she has now been like this for 22 hours.
    The temperature is at 37.7 and humidity 73 to 76 and no matter what I do, I can't keep it at 70, its now 1 48 am, I am so worried I can’t sleep.

    Duck x

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