Dry goose feet?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Jujubeans2008, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    So, I purchased 3 adult geese from a hatchery-ish type place today.
    I was wondering, are goose feet dry? My ducks' feet are smooth and perfect, but these geese have some yucky feet and even part of their beaks are dry. I looked up scaly foot, it definitely does not look like that. It just looks dry.

    I put poly-vi-sol in their water, and niacin in their food. Is there anything else I can do to help their feet go back to "normal?"
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It might just take time with good feed and vitamins to get them in peek condition. Be sure the poly vi sol doesn't have iron in it.
     
  3. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't! Thank you!

    They haven't eaten at all today, but when I researched online, it looked like they might just be stressed. I'm hoping that's all it is. I've tried grass, peas, and pellets. Any other suggestions to try?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

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    It most likely is stress , geese and ducks have a hard time with change so just put the food out there and wait they will begin to get use to their new surroundings. Geese love to graze so if you have grass they will most likely munch on some.

    My geese love whole corn but you don't want to over do on it it's like candy to them. And you want them to eat a balanced diet but you might try offering some and as they get use to their new home gradually take the corn away and only give as a treat. They also love shredded romaine lettuce but grass is a goose favorite.
     
  5. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I will try that! I just got back in from sitting with them and one are out of the bowl while we were out there. :)
     
  6. Miss Lydia

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    Look at the progress already that is great. being in a hatchery I doubt they got very much close human contact like you are doing. So you should be proud they have even done that, Geese are naturally wary that is how they survive in the wild. I love to sit out with my geese and flock they all come round and spend time with me. Geese are very smart and know when someone cares about them.
     
  7. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That makes me happy! :) We have been spending a lot of time sitting out there with them. :) Two of them are still very uneasy about us, but one of them has come within an inch of me so we are hoping the other two will come around. They have all stopped hissing at me, however they are hissing at my dogs. We figured we'd leave them penned up for a week or two to let them get used to us and all of our critters, and realize this is home. Their beaks are looking less dry too. Their feet are still kind of dry, but I don't think it is as bad. One of them has a small hole in her webbing, but it looks like it has been there for awhile and it's not red or scabby.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

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    You'll have them eating out of your hand soon. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot wait for that day to come! :)
     

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