Help! 4 day old gosling no longer peeping acting very weak

Tilly6

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Please Help! I'm so worried! The gosling still has umbilical cord, gets pasty butt and now is just stumbling and bobbing its head. Hardly any peeping. More like a squeak. She has starter crumbles, unmedicated. Nutridrench and electrolytes in her water. Brinsea brooder plate for warmth and a duckling for company. Her breathing sounds a little crackley to me, but her duck is peeping so much I can't hear.
 

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I don't have any experience with goslings, but I would try to get some water and NutriDrench into her with a dropper or by holding it to her beak. It could have some sort of infection from hatch, be a weak chick, but the more fluids and electrolytes you can get into it, the better it's chances. Giving it a little raw egg may help as well.
 

Tilly6

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Thank you, I will try that. I mixed a stronger batch of nutridrench water and was dipping her beak. She only drank a little. I tried hard boiled egg on day 2, she never touched it. I'll try it raw next though
 

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