Is my goose sick?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by chizro, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. chizro

    chizro Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2012
    Beaver, Utah
    I have a one week old Sebastopol that keeps making a clicking sound and has a weak right eye. My husband thinks it might have a cold. I live 250 miles from the nearest bird vet. It eats and drinks just fine and has been growing like normal. Anyone have any ideas or experience with the same? Thanks
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I hope someone answers your post. and [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Yes the droopy eye and clicking sound is probably a respiratory issue. Droopy eyelids can also indicate dehydration.

    If no vet is available the best you can do is to make sure the bird is warm (warm, not hot), is drinking plenty of water, and offer a course of antibiotics. Use a powdered antibiotic approved for poultry that goes into the drinking water. If you start antibiotics be sure to finish the entire course.

    Make sure the water is deep enough for the gosling to dunk his head up over his eyes.

    There is no way to diagnose health issuers from a description on the Internet. Sorry, can't really offer any help.

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