goose has watery poo?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by cici_p, May 19, 2009.

  1. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I know that ducks and geese drink a lot and sometimes their poo comes out runny. But the last few days I've notices that my goose's poo is always watery, sometimes completely liquid. In every other way she is acting normal.
    I am feeding a mix of purina flock raiser and manna pro game bird; also nutritional yeast once a day, and ground up greens (cabbage, kale, parsley, spinach) and she usually gets to go out to graze at least once every other day for a while.
    I mix grit in their food as well.
    Oh, she is just a baby, by the way, about 4-5 weeks old.
    All the ducks she is with have normal, solid poo.
    Should I be worried? Is something wrong?
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:I would be worried every poop shouldnt be liquid. Did you start her on medicated feed with a coccistat? the presence of cocci in her gut could be one possible cause of the problem if you see any trace of blood in her poop it would be an indication of cocci. If it were my goose I would let her graze more, geese actually need more fiber in their diet than ducks do. Sure it goes right through them but they seem to do better on graze than they do on feed. Good Luck!
     
  3. adrian

    adrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bet would be some type of bacterial infection, protozoa, or as it has been suggested, coccidiosis. It would be a good idea to routinely worm the birds, as well. I hope your little goose does well. If the ducks with her have normal poop while she doesn't, and they are on the same diet, I would be concerned and start her on medication - or take her to a vet, if you feel like spoiling her.
     
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    The one time I tried to take a goose to the vet they wouldn't even let me in the office and asked that the goose and I wait outside. At least the vet did come out and stiched what looked like a bad wound. He explained that geese weren't really covered at his school since they were cheap and easier to replace than to cure.
     
  5. adrian

    adrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's crazy. I brought my pet goose in on a leash and in a diaper and everyone squealed at him. [​IMG] Until he hissed and lunged, that is... Is there not a farm animal vet anywhere nearby?
     
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  6. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What medications are safe for a goose? I have medicated starter feed for chicks with the amp. . .(can't think of how to spell it).
    Would that work?
     
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:yes it should work and is safe for geese I have started 26 of different breeds on it without a problem.
     
  8. carinlynchin

    carinlynchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goslings have been on daily graze since they were 3 weeks old...they stay outside...from the time my son gets on the bus to the time it gets dark (7am to 9 pm) they are outside...and I only feed them the feed at night or sometimes in the morning...

    I did have a problem with one doing that...I think it was something with the food because after I changed the food he started getting better and I also treated for coccidiosis just in case because I had two otehr goslings on their way and didn't want any risks of contagiousness if it was cocci...

    just my experience


    carine
     
  9. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Carine,
    When you say you treated for coccid what did you treat with? What did you change the food to/from?
     

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