2 day old gosling weak and raspy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crj, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    My gosling hatched on Friday night. She was chipper and full of energy until early this morning when I heard her squeaking as she was breathing. Since she hatched she did sound congested but figured it would pass. Well, I guess it didn't.

    I don't know what to do for this gosling other then give it vitamins in her water and I gave her some honey and water as well. Honey is a natural antibiotic. She isn't eating or drinking today and just wants to sleep. All this tells me that something is terribly wrong.

    Can I give her Duramycin-10? I doesn't say anything about waterfowl on the package. Can anyone help me get this gosling back on track? I'm just so sick over this.

    She is housed in a pet cage which is open. Has food and water and is on pine shaving. I think I will get rid of the pine shaving tonight and just leave paper in the cage. I also added a chick this morning that hatched to keep her company and cheer her up. So far nothing.

    If anyone can tell me what else I can do I would appreciate it. I hatch this baby in the incubator. First time with a goose.

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