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Is my goslings neck okay?

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I noticed that one of the goslings that just hatched is holding his head back like this.  Is he okay?  Is there anything I can do.  Will it eventually straighten out?  Please help.

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No it's definitely not ok.
I don't really know what you can do with a situation like that?
Maybe someone in the gosling-hatch-along can help?
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Maybe wry neck or  a defect. I  have had some  ducks get this at hatch.... but with  good food, Flockraiser in my area, they recovered in a week. Some  people go get vitamins for  birds....  It may be from  hatching, being in egg too long...   Most of  the  time  it will resolve in a week......If it  doesn't , ummm, it  may be a severe defect .... I had a goose with  several defects I helped hatch.... mistake.... if  they can't  make it  out, maybe they shouldln't..... give it a week or so ...

Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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I would suggest adding in extra Vitamin E to whatever vitamin mix you choose to give the gosling. 

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                 Say NO to Crested Ducks!         My BYC Interview     Raising Ducks      Geese 101

 

Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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