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helping gosling hatch?

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  • Started 5 years ago by gillybean65
  • Latest reply from duskhunter

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  1. gillybean65
    Member

    my goose egg has a big hole in it and I can see the chick moving around and it is making a lot of noise but doesn't seem to be making much effort to hatch, she has been like this for about 29 hours should I begin to help her out of the egg?

    Thank you for any help

    Gill

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. Mama
    Member

    Hi Gilly,Mine took two days under Mum but if you are worried yes you can help.Just peel a little shell back and the membrane but do be careful as you don't want to damage the gosling ,maybe spritz with a little warm water .If you see the beak give a few drops of sugar water .Don't do anymore than that as feel it will be ok .My best wishes and so hope all goes well .Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. gillybean65
    Member

    Gosling here safe and sound she needed a bit of help but is thriving and so so cute thank you so much for the help

    Gill

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. Mama
    Member

    WHEYY ,great news welcome baby Gosling
    .Mama :)))

    Goose Girl
    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. gillybean65
    Member

    a quick update on Gerald the Gosling he is doing very well and is the most friendly little bird he cuddles in and follows us all over, he has also developed a huge bond with our Frizzle chick. Will he be OK to introduce to our ducks when he is a few weeks older?

    thanks

    Gill

    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. Mama
    Member

    Aw gilly fab news and yes he or she will be ok in a couple of weeks to say hello .Just keep it penned so it can see the other birds and they can see it and all will go well.Can I ask why he is Gerard ? do you know the sex as I was dismal on vent sexing .Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. gillybean65
    Member

    Hi Mama he's called Gerald as I am pretty sure he is a male due to his colouring, he's a white sebastopol and looking at pictures his greenish feathers are quite light which means he should be male, if he starts producing eggs think he may become Geraldine :-)

    Gill x

    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. gillybean65
    Member

    Gerald is now geraldine and laying well wooooo x

    Posted 4 years ago #
  9. duskhunter
    Member

    Just love it!

    Posted 4 years ago #

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