Emergency Goose Question! Help!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by JaciesCoop, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    My gander, Christmas, seems to be molting but I can find nothing on geese doing this. He is losing what seems to be wing feathers.
    He's swimming and eating and active but in the last 3 days has lost a lot of feathers.

    It's hot here. 110 today and they have spent a lot of time in the creek.

    Is this feather loss normal.

    Please someone reply soon
    Thanks
    Jacie
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2008
  2. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    Can anyone help with this. I'm really worried!
    Thanks
    Jacie
     
  3. Omniskies

    Omniskies Songster

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    Don't worry about it. Geese molt just like any other bird. My Buffs are happily dropping wing feathers all over the place. This fall they'll be beautiful and I'll have to take more pictures [​IMG]
     
  4. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    Quote:Oh thank you!! I was really worried. Just to be sure I'm going to put him in my lap tonight and check for lice. But that makes me feel much better.
    Jacie
     
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    My backyard looks like a pillow broke open. And the geese shake and their flight feathers fall out.

    Perfectly normal!
     
  6. All of my geese are loosing their flight feathers also.
     
  7. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    Thanks everyone. You've made me feel much better.

    Jacie
     

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