Gosling is alive! but won't dry

Discussion in 'Geese' started by josmardavtom, May 19, 2010.

  1. josmardavtom

    josmardavtom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello again,
    Hey I have 2 goslings that have hatched now and I believe we are done. Now, They are covered in slime. One was born last night around 8. This morning his fluff is not fluffy. He is dry but the slime is still there . there are pieces of shell lining on him too. What should I do? Give him a bath, just put him under a brooder? The 2nd one is looking like that also.
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    If you put him in a bath now he could easily get chilled. The gunk and shell will fall off soon enough on its own when it completely dries up and fluffs up.. If its still there in 3-4 days- they will be strong enough to handle a quick bath then as long as you have somewhere warm for them to dry off afterwards.
     
  3. josmardavtom

    josmardavtom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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