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Help! One of my geese has a bad leg....

Discussion in 'Geese' started by melbow, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. melbow

    melbow Hatching

    May 7, 2010
    I noticed this bad leg about a couple months ago and wondered if the goose would be able to walk when it got bigger. Today I noticed the goose laying down and it didn't move, she can only walk a few steps and her legs won't hold her...is there any kind of a brace made for geese? Does anyone have any idea how I can help her? I tried a flexable bandage and it made it worse..
  2. glenntwo

    glenntwo In the Brooder

    Oct 17, 2008
    Cedar Creek TX
    This may or may not work, but have you tried vitamin supplements. Apparently from what I have read, a lack of Niacin will produce lameness. I could be wrong about that, but if you do a search on the site for lameness you should be able to find out more. Hope it all goes well.
  3. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

    May 29, 2009
    Washington state
    There are many reasons geese go "lame". The legs on geese are their weakest part.

    Glentwo has some great ideas, vitamin deficiency is one of the leading causes. What do you feed her and how much?

    Have you looked over her leg for injuries?

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