Gosling having trouble...

ojum43

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We had 4 geese, adults. One male started acting strange, he could no longer speak, and he opened his mouth to breathe. He shook his head, and was just acting slow. He died a few days later.

While he was sick, his mate hatched out two goslings. One was getting stepped on, so we removed it. The other one was perfectly fine.

The gosling that we put inside the house was fine, we put in a few young chicks with him and he loves them. But then he started doing the same thing his dad did, not peeping, breathing through his mouth. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to treat this gosling??

Also, we had two bantam chickens, adults, separated from our others because they were getting picked on. Last night something killed the rooster, and left a ton of feathers. The hen appears to be very scared, and something is wrong with her leg. We took her out of that coop, and is now in our house. She was drinking a lot of water, but then it kept spilling back out! Any suggestions for that hen?

Thank you!!!
 

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Hi :welcome

Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear about your losses and the troubles you are experiencing at the moment :hugs I'm afraid I'm not a goose person so can't be of much help to you on the geese problem, but please do post in the geese section for further help on this. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/47/geese
I would remove the gosling from the chicks incase it is something contagious.

Your little hen will more than likely be in shock from the attack and may have got injured herself during it. Sounds like your roo defended her very well as she has lived. You will need to check her over for puncture wounds that could be under her feathers, especially around the neck and crop area if she can't keep water down. Keeping her very quiet and some where quite and dark should help her to stay calm. Once you have checked her over please do drop by the emergencies section for help with her. ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

Wishing you the very best of luck with them :fl
 

ojum43

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Hi
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Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear about your losses and the troubles you are experiencing at the moment
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I'm afraid I'm not a goose person so can't be of much help to you on the geese problem, but please do post in the geese section for further help on this. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/47/geese
I would remove the gosling from the chicks incase it is something contagious.

Your little hen will more than likely be in shock from the attack and may have got injured herself during it. Sounds like your roo defended her very well as she has lived. You will need to check her over for puncture wounds that could be under her feathers, especially around the neck and crop area if she can't keep water down. Keeping her very quiet and some where quite and dark should help her to stay calm. Once you have checked her over please do drop by the emergencies section for help with her. ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

Wishing you the very best of luck with them
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Thank you so much!!!!!!!!! Your help is very much appreciated!!!! I will definitely try to examine her, and would a few towels over her cage work for darkness?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! :)
 

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Thank you so much!!!!!!!!! Your help is very much appreciated!!!! I will definitely try to examine her, and would a few towels over her cage work for darkness?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! :)


Yes certainly they would work to keep it a little darker for her to have a little time to get over the shock. Good luck.
 

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So sorry for your losses - hope they are all behind you. Chickens generally have amazing recuperative powers and survive some grievous wounds. I hope she has the best possible outcome.
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