goslings losing belly fluff, is this normal or cause for worry?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kassfarm, May 19, 2009.

  1. kassfarm

    kassfarm Hatching

    May 19, 2009
    I got two baby geese with my order of chicks, a first for me. Everybody seems to be growing fast, it has been a week. My geese are losing their fluff on the underbelly, revealing goose skin. I was expecting them to loose their fluff, but have it replaced by feathers. I'm not sure what is normal in geese. Does anyone know if I should be worried or should just wait it out to see if regular feathers do appear? The chickens have their feathers start coming in at the wings and tail, but are geese the same? I raise alpacas, so chicks and geese are new to me

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