Help Please! African Goose Emergency!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ksand6902, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. ksand6902

    ksand6902 New Egg

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    My male African Goose has a swollen foot, HUGE! I've separated him from my ducks and female goose. Before this happened the others would attack him! Every chance they got. So hes been in a pen to himself for about a week.He can't walk, he just lays there. When I go to feed him he'll try to get up by balancing with his wings. It's so sad what can I do?
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Check the bottom of the foot for injury. Sounds like it could be bumble foot. If you search BYC there are great threads on bumble foot and how to treat.
     
  3. ksand6902

    ksand6902 New Egg

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    I would if he didn't freak out on me when I go into the pen. Thank you for the info.
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    You are going to have to get hands on to check him out and do treatment if needed.
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    My geese freak out when i pick them up. But they eventually calm down once i have them in my arms. You do want to check and treat that foot. If it's all swollen up, it is probably badly infected.
     

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