Can my goose be a runt?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by thegoosegirl59, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. thegoosegirl59

    thegoosegirl59 In the Brooder

    Jan 3, 2011
    Ever since I bought my 8 chinese geese as goslings, there has been a smaller one, Lucy. From the begining, she was very passive and I thought she was going to die. But thankfully she has lived and is very healthy, but she's very small and all the other geese have out grown her. Is she just a runt or something else?
    Thanks to all,
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    It's perfectly possible for her to be a runt. Could be an internal problem, could be weak genetics, or she could have been hatched out of a smaller egg. If it's the last, she should grow up to attain normal size, the other two, she'll probably stay small and weak all her (generally shortened) life.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    Do you mean another kind of goose why not post some pic.s

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: