In need of proper goose education

Discussion in 'Geese' started by KristenC89, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. KristenC89

    KristenC89 Hatching

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    I am a new gosling momma, I have an almost 5 week old Melvin(well I hope he is a Melvin) I have noticed his stools are very watery. I am new to this so I am learning with him through every curve, I've done research and honestly not sure what species of goose he maybe I do know I am in love with him totally and completely. Any and all education and advice is welcome with open arms. I want to be the best goose momma I can for him. Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. crazychickenlady5

    crazychickenlady5 Chirping

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    I have zero experience with geese, but I found a couple links that I hope might help you and your goose :) The first one I found from this forum and specifically addresses watery goose poo, and the second one is a list of sicknesses geese can get (not to make you worried at all, I just find lists like these useful to help pinpoint potential illnesses you may -but hopefully not- encounter in the future) Hope this helps some, and congrats on being a new goose mama! :thumbsup

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/goose-has-watery-poo.184489/

    http://www.fao.org/3/y4359e/y4359e0g.htm
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Crowing

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    Can you post a picture of his poop?

    Goose and Duck poop is naturally watery since they drink so much water.I wouldn't be too concerned if he is acting normal and drinking and eating regularly. But a picture wouldn't hurt.

    If you post a picture of him im sure we can determine his breed.Also Geese are companion animals which means they need a mate with them 24/7 every day something humans cant usually fulfill.I would recommend getting him a female very soon or you might notice problems starting to occur. Best of Luck with you're goose they are a real joy to have around!
     
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  4. N ID Goose mom

    N ID Goose mom Songster

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    Their diet also makes a difference on their feces. Primarily kibble will be looser than grass and greens. Recent change in type of diet can also make a difference. But yes pictures would help.
     
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