Have you tried adding electrolytes to his water? Other than that I would just say close monitoring is your best bet. Make sure he's keeping warm and doesn't do anything silly again like fall into the water.
All right, so before the weather drops TOO much more, I absolutely need to get a better home built for my ducks and geese. However, I'm somewhat hesitant because I'm not sure how I want them homed. For some context:
5 drakes, have been on the ranch at least 7+ years
8 hens, raised over this...
It's tricky telling on behavior for me. As of now I only really get to see the girls every other weekend because I'm in college. Perhaps this weekend I can watch s/he closely and see if I notice any of that type of behavior.
S/he's actually even older than that, I should've said four and a half months old, I think s/he's nearing the 20 week mark. That's what had me stumped - the fairly red waffles/combs but lack of any prominent saddle feathers, especially compared to the other roos the same age.
Here is my four month old mystery chick, Gambino. Since it was a mystery chick, I assumed it to be a boy since that's what they usually are. Is that what this one is?
[Also apologies for some of the blurry pics, he wouldn't quit moving and I didn't have time to take any more]
I'd wait a bit! I had a few hens that looked like they would be roos when they were little but grew up to be hens. Plus, you having a variety of breeds makes it a little harder to compare them to each other in terms of growth and size. Maybe post again around 8 or so weeks?
Hi! I have a Buff Minorca who's four and a half months old. By this point in time I think I have most of my chickens accurately sexed - but I'm stumped on this one! I know Minorcas have big combs and I think that's throwing me off. I saw another thread with one around the same age and it was...
I believe she was planning on giving them crushed up. She hasn't given me any updates in a while - I have assumed that no news is good news, but I am going to call and ask today if everything is all right again.
Yes - I have left for college and as such have left my mother in charge of my goose. She says she got some naicin pills from Walmart that are 500mg. I don't think that's quite the same, but is it something that is safe?
I called a nearby vet and I don't believe they really deal with fowl, so that's a bit tougher (plus even if they could, they're an hour away and I feel the drive may put quite a bit of stress on her)
How do I tell what type of deficiency it is? Would it hurt to give a small amount of supplement...
I feed them a layer feed, granted I did get the last bag from a different store than usual. She was fine up until now, and the other goose and ducks seem to be healthy. During the day they all free range and get a ton of grasshoppers and lots of flora.
Would that Liquid B complex be the next...
I will be trying that tomorrow as I will be able to get to town to get some vitamins. I just need to know if there's anything else I can be doing in the meantime to help remedy, as well as what to do if that doesn't help
Something is wrong with my sweet girl Honkers. Friday she was perfectly healthy and acting fine. Yesterday, she had what appeared to be a very crooked neck - I have pictures of that. Today, however, she seemed unable to stand or walk properly, as if very weak. She is able to hold her head up...
Thank you so much. Today it appears that her neck is a bit better. However, now she seems to be very weak in the legs? She can walk about ten feet and then has to sit down before she can walk again. Quite wobbly. Other than being "weak," she's behaving normally.