Is my goose's neck weird (pics) oris this normal Help!!! ):

Discussion in 'Geese' started by cat1994, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. cat1994

    cat1994 Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    One of my geese has a weird neck. It didnt look like this a day ago, but now its just weird looking. Maybe its just me, but is this normal or did he hrut it.
    They are hctchery african geese so they dont look the way real african geese look, they look more like a brown chinese, do chinese geese have necks like his?

    here he is help is his neck ok

    this is what he used to look like

    help me thanks
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010

  2. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    .....not that i could help but, theres no difference in the before and last after pictures...

    yes yes i know the pics are different NOW, i posted to help out, because originally the last 2 pics were the same!
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  3. cat1994

    cat1994 Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    there is a difference in the before and last after pictures, befor his neck was straight and thick and now it is bent in like a weird v way and is thin Maybe im just seeing things but i see him every day and there is def. a difference in his neck than what it used to be [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  4. silkieroo

    silkieroo Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Durham NH
    Ya i think there is a difference in the pictures but i don't know anything about geese! [​IMG] Bump!

  5. GrumpyOldMan

    GrumpyOldMan Chirping

    Jun 7, 2010
    SE Louisiana
    Opinion only, I have little to almost no experience but it looks like a slipped disk. Can’t be broken or he/she wouldn’t be walking. Hope someone with experience comes along and knows what it is.
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Songster

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    All I can say is that it doesn't look normal. Hopefully, he is eating and drinking OK. Is he out in an open area where a lot of people have access to him, or is he only in your yard?
  7. The goose girl

    The goose girl Songster 8 Years

    Jul 7, 2010
    It does look weird. Does he move his neck as usual, or does it seem stiff? Can he preen himself? Can he eat, drink, bathe, swim, run, flap his wings normally? Does he carry his neck that way all the time or is it only once in a while?

    If everything else seems alright and normal, and the goose is happy as always, I'm guessing maybe he got stung or bruised by something, and he has a small swelling from that.

  8. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Quote:I agree with this, it does look odd. Probably the only way to know for sure is to have an x-ray taken. If the goose totally behaves normally, I would wait and see.
  9. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008

  10. cat1994

    cat1994 Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Thanks for all your post. I knew he neck was weird looking. He lives in my yard but i live a mile away from anyone, so people do not have a lot of access to him, he preens himself, he eats, drinks, bathes, swims, runs, flaps his wings normally. he dose carry his neck that way all the time. i think it could be a slipped disked maybe?
    I have High tensile fencing for my horses and my cows, do you think if he ran into it when he was running it could cuase one of his disks in his neck to slip?

    do you think if he ran in to the fenc when running could it cuase his neck to be messed up like it is?

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