gosling with curled up foot

Discussion in 'Geese' started by BeckyBoo, May 18, 2011.

  1. BeckyBoo

    BeckyBoo Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2011
    Hi there, so my Toulouse eggs both hatched (after a VERY tense 2 1/2 days - what I'll be like if my own kids ever reproduce I DON'T know I'm sure!![​IMG]) Anyway, they seem fine except one (Gloria) was born with her left foot curled under and she / he was walking on her ankle. So this morning I put a little piece of cardboard under her foot and used micro-pore medical tape to attatch it so her foot is now flat. She seems to be getting around ok and it seems to making her ankle straighten up.

    Have I done the right thing? And how long should I leave it before taking it off - I sort of thought 2-3 days then see if it had made a difference. They're only pets so she doesn't have to be perfect but I'd like her to be able to get around as well as she can.

    These are my first ever geese - they are totally gorgeous!

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

  3. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2010
    Lake Charles, LA
    Quote:I have had this happen numerous times. I have never had to leave the shoe on longer than 24 hours! Easy fix!
  4. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2008

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