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day old gosling can't control neck!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ecrewe, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Ecrewe

    Ecrewe Chirping

    Aug 29, 2016

    This morning a few goslings hatched underneath my broody hen. One of them is bobbing and twisting its head in all directions as if it doesnt have any muscle strength or control. The others seem fine so i doubt it has something to do with nutrition or vitamins. The gosling doesnt seem to have any obvious injuries either and everything else seems fine. Obviously the jerking neck has affected his walking too, so though his legs are working fine he topples over every couple of steps. Please help I'm not sure what to do!
    Oh! He just pooped now... its a yellowy white, slightly bubbly liquid does that mean anything?

    Thank you for reading.


  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Songster

    Aug 11, 2014
    Magnolia, Texas
    I know zero about geese, but I do know that neck issues in chicks can be linked to vitamin deficiency.

    Ply him with a little raw yolk and some Save-A-Chick vitamins and electrolytes.

    I hope that helps. He's a cute little thing. <3

  3. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Songster

    Feb 16, 2011
    New Jersey
    I don't know much about geese either but it sounds like wry neck to me! Mix selenium and vitamin e liquid and try and squirt some of the mixture into its mouth. Only a little at a time so it won't aspirate. You can also add it to the water or like scrambled eggs. Definitely give an internet search and I hope all works out!! Good luck and definitely update us!!
  4. Ecrewe

    Ecrewe Chirping

    Aug 29, 2016
    Thank you for all your help. As I live in South Africa I'm giving her human multi vitamins which contain VIT E and selenium. The condition hasn't improved noticeably yet, but it hasn't got worse. PHEW!

    Will keep you updated on how she's doing. I'm sure she'll pull through...she's a fighter you should here the noises she makes SO DETERMINED and loud/ annoying!
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
  6. Ecrewe

    Ecrewe Chirping

    Aug 29, 2016
    Thank you!

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