Gosling pulling own down/feathers from its back

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

  1. KSANDERS1

    KSANDERS1 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Staff Member

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    What are you feeding? Is he eating the down?
    Try upping the protein of his feed.
     

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