Hatching gosling in trouble - Please help!
Briefly, Momma stepped on the egg. Shell is fragmented, but membrane only slightly torn. No blood. Yesterday the eggs were tapping, but no pipping yet that I could see.
I brought it up to the house, misted the membrane with warm water and then made a small hole in the membrance at the air cell end of the egg. The gosling popped his head out, but its eyes are closed. It is chirpoing a lot.
I made a nest in a warmed mixing bowl lined with his daddy's feathers and paper towels amd I misted another paper towel and placed it over top to keep up the humidity. I'm keeping it in a warm place.
I could assist it further, but I am afraid that it may not have absorbed the yolk yet.
Any advice? Please??? I do not have an incubator, but I do have a heat lamp. If it survives, I will return it to Momma, but at the moment I am just operating on instinct and the few posts I have seen about assisted hatches.