- Dec 29, 2017
We adopted a female goose last fall, and we already had 3 pekin ducks, 2 males & in female. The ducks never accepted her and eventually the males started picking on her...and she would never fight back, but just run away. A couple of weeks ago she suddenly wouldn't leave her nest, to go out or eat & drink. We make her leave her nest a couple times a day, to est & eat...she only eats her mealworms and water, no pellets. She will go out on her own daily, but just to the pond and then right back to her nest. We did notice mites/lice on her after about a week, but we treated her and her nest and that did the trick for those. Is she depressed, lonely, sick? And now I've noticed that her knob looks a little shriveled on the top edge...she's a White Chinese swan goose. We've never had an issue like this, and could use any help you could give...thank you!