Hi all. I have a family of geese that live in our neighborhood. This year mom and dad had 5 babies. I have been feeding them and watching them grow. They normally walk down to my house every morning but for the last week or so they have not been coming. I went down to the pond where they normally stay and noticed two of the geese were different.
The first goose "Shuck" has a hurt leg. He is limping and doesn't always stay with the family. He's not far off but wont get up unless they are moving too far away. When i throw food his way he eats but he doesn't get up. He only reaches for the food close to him. He is noticeably smaller than the rest of the children. I'm not sure what I should do with him. Should I call someone to come help him or just keep an eye on him.
The second goose "Pilaf" has small wings (see pictures above). All of his brothers and sisters have developed wings but his are small and stick strait out to the side. Is this a normal stage that he has to grow through or is it a birth defect and he wont be able to fly?
I thank you in advance for any help and/or guidance you can give me. I just want to make sure I do all I can to keep this goose family happy and healthy.