Goose has deformed legs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by amaliayosa, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well 13 ducks arrived today from MM and 2 sebastapol geese. One goose is not doing well at all. Seems it is unable to walk, its feet are curled up, but when i straighten them they looks normal.
    I have been giving it water every 1/2 hour with a dropper and also gave it some baby vitamins.
    They are all drinking quick-Chik.
    Here is a picture, and advice?
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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

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  3. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Now my other gosling is showing similar symptoms a week later! Not able to stand up, but alert and healthy otherwise. It does hobble around.
    Any advice?
    Thanks
    Amy
     
  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I would maybe post in the emergencies section to see if anyone there would be able to help you..I wish I could, but the only thing I can think of is to make little splints for her legs to try to straighten them. I used to rescue muscovy ducklings at a nearby pond when i was younger every spring. I would make little splints for their legs.

    Good luck and that is one adorable baby!!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009
  5. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ask Ms Prissy how to make some shoe soles out of cardboard and tape them on the feet with bandage tape. This is to train the toes to straighten out in a natural extended position.
    Then tie a string between the legs at natrual distance to keep the legs from collapsing outward.

    SEE
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=72999
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  6. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Chillin' With My Peeps

    its more that his/her legs are weak. She was walking and running around yesterday, this hit all of a sudden. Weird..
     

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