3 week old Toulouse Goose has problems walking now!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by MikelJohn, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. MikelJohn

    MikelJohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :| I can't figure it out! I have a pair of Toulouse geese. One is very active. I have always noticed the other has a problem walking. It looked like the goose was clumsy and couldn't balance. Well, today it is hard for the goose to stand up. But she does to get to the feed and water. I noticed yesterday when I started taking them outside to run and eat grass, she couldn't keep up. We had to wait for her all the time. I assumed that they need exercise. It rained a lot last night and today and I couldn't take them out. They have a huge cardboard box with newspaper print underneath burlap. They have plenty of heat. About 88 degrees right now. I just can't figure it out.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sorry, don't know? Are they getting enough protein in their feed?
     
  3. MikelJohn

    MikelJohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My female gosling looks better this morning. She is walking around. I was talking to a guy who raises them and he said young females are usually lazy and clumsy and take longer to catch up with the males. He said I need to start taking them out a little and let them walk and eat grass. I'm gonna do that. Thanks for the reply Silkiechicken.
     
  4. LilValleyRanch

    LilValleyRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    Feed them crushed Peas too.. If they don't get enough Niacin.. They can go lame
    That's what I was told.. I'm no expert!
     
  5. LilValleyRanch

    LilValleyRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]. I love the process if "imprinting"!with little Goslings.. They love the attention!!
    More than my Ducks did!!
     
  6. LilValleyRanch

    LilValleyRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]. My new " Duck Dynasty" pen..
    "Everybody Happy Happy Happy"
    I am excited to get 2 new 2 week old Toulouse Goslings today!!! :)
     
  7. LilValleyRanch

    LilValleyRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]. Of course I couldn't keep them from knocking over the fountain... They are sooo crazy!! Keep me laughing all the time!!
     
  8. LilValleyRanch

    LilValleyRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]. Haahaaaaa we ALL know the water doesn't stay clear very long!!!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Very true
     
  10. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed the same thing happening with my 2 goslings. Their knees look really big and they are really clumsy! I thought maybe something was wrong too.
     

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