Hello there! My name is Angela and yesterday we rescued a female goose from a busy road. Her mate had been killed by a vehicle and she was not going to last very long. We don't know how old she is. She did have a nest nearby with 4 eggs in it and we also brought her eggs along with her. Her feathers appear to be in poor shape and she has a thin area of skin hanging down between her legs. The little bit of information we were able to get from some nearby folks was that they were strays who had arrived in the area and had been just living on whatever they could find to eat - chicken food, dog food, etc. I settled her in our chicken coop last night and she did fine. She is staying right around our house, thank goodness. Fortunately, we are a mile off of any roads on 50 acres. Our chickens and guinea hens free range (up at night) and we have 2 LGDs who guard them. My question for those of you with Toulouse experience are as follows.... Is that thin skin hanging down between her legs normal? Her feathers appear very rough and are breaking, what should we feed her to help her condition improve? Anything else I should do for her to make her comfortable? I am currently incubating 3 Chinese goose eggs so eventually, she will have some friends. She seems to be sleeping with 1 of our LGDs and our cat which seems odd, but we don't mind. I have no idea what to do with the 4 eggs we brought with her. I don't know how to make a "goose nest box". Thanks so much for any helpful info!!
Angela and "Highway" the goose