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Too long between internal and external pip?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by allergymama, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Internal pip was last night 11pm (mixed breed goose). I can see them working at an external pip now, but they still aren't through 8pm. Should I try to poke an air hole? Everything I've read says should be 4-12 hours from internal to external.

    Worried goose mama!
     
  2. Geese take 24-48 hrs so don't get excited and intervene just yet.
     
  3. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!

    Not sure I was this anxious with my own pregnancy. Lol
     
  4. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am stressing about this again. Now I'm at 39 hours since internal pip. One is externally pipped and the other three seem to be tapping very weakly.
     
  5. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Weak tapping may mean you need to try and intervene or most likely it is too weak to get out..... that said... maybe it just needs a little help (there are threads here on how to intervene).... it may be defective or just a bit weak ...shell could be too thick, or number of things. I had this happen, I will give some assitance.... that said, I have had a couple defective ones, and one die.... others were fine...
     
  6. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your help! 5 successful hatchlings out of 5 eggs[​IMG]

    !
     
  7. kimmee12

    kimmee12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Allergymama, did you help them?
     
  8. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up not helping. I (literally) sat on my hands to make that happen (and had to leave the house at one point because it was making me so stressed out. Lol)

    The last to hatch had a rough time and was very weak, but by the following day you couldn't tell her apart from the others. (And by the way they are huge already at 1.5 weeks.)
     
  9. kimmee12

    kimmee12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some doing the same thing!! I did poke them a "safety hole" and I'm checking on them every few minutes. This is so stressful!! Lol I'm so glad yours came out ok!! It gives me hope!
     
  10. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was a nervous wreck! I wish you the best of luck with yours!! Post a pic here when they're out [​IMG]
     

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