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EMERGENCY: Canadian Goose hit by car

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bronson, May 20, 2017.

  1. Bronson

    Bronson Out Of The Brooder

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    I came across a Canadian goose that was most likely hit by a car this afternoon. It was laying on its breast in the roadway. It half-heartedly flapped it's wings and stagged off a few steps when I went to get it out of the road. I brought it home, it is in a dog crate in the garage for now. It is very lethargic, but did stand briefly earlier.

    It's neck is really loose. One wing is not being held tight to the body, but i have observed it in the normal position at least once, and has scrapes and abrasions at the mid joint.

    There is a cut under one eye, and it is puffy. Goose is very docile, and not fighting being handled. Wounds were cleaned and blue kote applied. Feet were cold, so it is under a heat lamp.

    I plan on taking it to local wildlife rehab center in the AM, but what else can I do this evening to ensure it makes it thru the night to get there? I have chickens, so have the usual range of first aid products.
     
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  2. Bronson

    Bronson Out Of The Brooder

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    It has pooped, which did appear normal.

    Beak was dipped in water and it did not appear to be interested.

    It is resting on a pine shavings and grass hay bed currently
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Most waterfowl are considered "Game Animals" meaning that it may be illegal for you to possess it.
     
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Turtle Rock Poultry Premium Member

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    Sounds like you're doing great with it. :fl
     
  5. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Turtle Rock Poultry Premium Member

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    They said that they were going to take it to a rehabber in the morning, not keep it.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Technically it is illegal, but no one is going to give them grief for keeping it overnight until the can get it to a wildlife rescue center.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @Bronson , it would be best to get it to them tonight, but if you can't do that, it's probably best just to keep it in a dark, quite place and not mess with it.
     
  8. Bronson

    Bronson Out Of The Brooder

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    I am well aware it would be better for it to go tonight, however, they are closed for the evening, and not available for drop offs until 8:30 tomorrow AM.
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I understand.
     
  10. Landon1117

    Landon1117 Just Hatched

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    It looks like it's under great care with you, and it's nice to know that someone stopped to help the poor thing. Most people would have just kept going. Make sure to let us know how everything goes, and best of luck!
     

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