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Is my goslings neck okay?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by tia, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska

    I noticed that one of the goslings that just hatched is holding his head back like this. Is he okay? Is there anything I can do. Will it eventually straighten out? Please help.
  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Oct 10, 2013
    No it's definitely not ok.
    I don't really know what you can do with a situation like that?
    Maybe someone in the gosling-hatch-along can help?
  3. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe wry neck or a defect. I have had some ducks get this at hatch.... but with good food, Flockraiser in my area, they recovered in a week. Some people go get vitamins for birds.... It may be from hatching, being in egg too long... Most of the time it will resolve in a week......If it doesn't , ummm, it may be a severe defect .... I had a goose with several defects I helped hatch.... mistake.... if they can't make it out, maybe they shouldln't..... give it a week or so ...
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I would suggest adding in extra Vitamin E to whatever vitamin mix you choose to give the gosling.

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