Gosling pulling own down/feathers from its back

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KSANDERS1, May 24, 2008.


    KSANDERS1 In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2008
    south carolina
    Hi. My goslings are outside. Also, there is no heatlamp. They are about 2 wks old. My Roman tufted gosling is pulling the down off its own back. He is slightly bleeding. The other goslings are not bothering it. I have used some of the blue antiseptic on the gosling. I'm thinking the gosling might have a red bug/chigger, or maybe some mites. This occurred earlier this afternoon. A neighbor suggested using some Sevin Dust on the gosling. Does anyone know why I shouldn't try Sevin Dust. The gosling is still pulling down and it's 5:30 pm, here.
    Last edited: May 24, 2008
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    What are you feeding? Is he eating the down?
    Try upping the protein of his feed.

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