Injured Goose Foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mothergoose08, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. mothergoose08

    mothergoose08 In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2014
    I think a hawk tried to get my chickens. We have a net over top to prevent predators from getting them. There was blood on my chickens and their chicken run. The chickens seem fine and do not appear hurt. I have two geese that are companion pets/guards. My gander was sitting down with his left foot off the ground and close to him. He got up and limped but won't put his foot down when standing. I think his leg muscle is only pulled. It is my first time having geese and I don't know what to do. I don't know if I should wrap his foot or how to wrap it.

  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I haven't had geese, but I have had ducks. (and currently have ducks)

    Anyway, when they hurt a foot (which has happened once or twice), I just watch it. I make sure that they can make it to the food and water and to the shelter.

    As long as it looks like there is improvement every day, then I leave it be.

    If it looks very bad, then I catch the duck and look it over, see if there is a wound that must be cleaned out etc.

    other than that, I leave it be.

    In your case, I would try to watch the flock for an hour or two some day, and see if they look like there is any problem between the geese and the chickens??????

    A hawk, if it had gotten in, would have made a hole through the net.....

    Anyway, it would be nice if you could figure out what caused all of the blood.

    I have had a duck rip off a toe nail (it got caught in some hardware cloth) AMAZING how much blood was all over (he was sore for a few days, but I still have him, he recovered perfectly)

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