Help.. my husband thinks we need to cull this baby goose

Discussion in 'Geese' started by newduckie, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything I can do to help his legs? He gets around by scooting and I hope that he will get stronger as he grows. he is eating and drinking fine. He is only one of two that hatched and I hate to leave the other one on his own. [​IMG]

    He will burrow underneath the other one and stay with his head under.

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    any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not familiar with geese, but from the looks of it might be spraddle leg...I would do a search on it and see if you can help it, alot of times with help they can recover from it.
    here's a link that might be helpful to you http://www.poultryhelp.com/spraddle.html
     
  3. grannyh

    grannyh Out Of The Brooder

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    That is so sad....I hope someone has some good advice for you!
     
  4. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. This can be fixed.
     
  5. Sean S.

    Sean S. Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my first goslings this year had spraddle legs, I used the rubber band method that I found on a post here. After a couple of days with the rubber band he was up and around just like his other hatch mates. I can't remember the post but if you search spraddle legs, you should find instructions.

    Good luck. :)
     
  6. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone. i will do a search now
     
  7. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    followed the thread and found the answer. just hope i didnt wait to long. this one is 4 days old
     
  8. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is he doing?
     
  9. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a really hard time trying to get it right. It is standing now but one leg is turned outwards. so it is an improvenment as it can stand and walk instead of scooting. I will keep you updated.. thanks for the help
     
  10. Sean S.

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    Good to hear that he is up on his feet. I just had to band another gosling that hatched a couple days ago, he was banded for a day and he managed to get the rubber band off on his own. With just 24 hours he went from his legs straight out to his sides to walking and hopping a bit. Hopefuly your gosling will get stronger with time, now that he is up.
     

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