Lilly the rescue goose! Updated with Pics

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Kim65, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. chickensioux

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    Lilly is very lucky to have you. Good luck with her and congratulations!!!!

    p.s. I adopted my Embden, Gordon. Although he was very well taken care of at the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (that place is awesome) I took him home and I have not regretted a minute of it. He is such a good boy.
     
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  2. What a wonderful thing to do! Congratulations to you and to Lilly. Looks like she is lucky to have you!
     
  3. Goosehaven

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    Thank goodness you rescued Lilly! I'm sure she will be so happy in her new home with some TLC from you.
     
  4. TennesseeTruly

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    Good Karma will definitely come your way, hun.

    I wouldn't feed her chick starter though. I would feed her grower if you can get it. Also, I would try to add some Niacin or brewers yeast to her food/water. Maybe even some polyvisol without iron in it to get her a good start.

    Poor baby. I'm sure she's going to do fine with you. Give her a great big hug, (when you're able to), from me. I think she's an Emden. Although I know I spelled it wrong. LOL

    She also looks like my smooth breasted Sebastopol, Petunia.

    Good luck with her!

    Laurie
     
  5. Kim65

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    She is so splay legged!!! I wonder if she needs calcium. She could NOT walk on the linoleum at all. I don't think she got any sort of feed other than scratch and grass.

    I let the three of them "socialize" a bit together after I got home from work. Lilly, who had been silent all day, immediately began to talk to Petey and Petey Girl. She and Petey snapped in a nonaggressive way to each other, but she wasn't overly fond of Petey Girl. Then, she began to boss BOTH of them around and that was the end of their first playgroup [​IMG] Now they are separated but in the bedroom with me so they can look at each other. And so I can get some sleep.

    I can't tell if she's Embden or a smooth Roman. She is way too small to be an Embden, and her neck is way too long and lithe for a Roman. She must be a mix of some sort but no hint of a knob. She's also rather heavy for her size, which is basically the same as my American Lavenders but a couple inches taller because of that neck.

    Her head and bill are longer and sleeker, too. What other white blue eyed geese are there??
     
  6. Kim65

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    Oh wow, there's a whole second page of responses I missed when I posted last.

    Ah, I was thinking of increasing her protein mainly, but grower would be better? I'll check my bag, and get the grower, I need to make a feedstore run tomorrow anyway. I have polyvisol without the iron, I wasn't sure if I should give iron to the poultry because that's who gets these vitamins.

    Her head does look like a Sebastopol. Her wing feathers are breaking off, and broken, many of them, so dry and dead looking. Many have come out and have no flesh in the quill part. They do not lie flat. I've yet to see her wings fully extended, but something is funny about the way the feathers lie. She has short feathers on her body but a few of them are "curly" and in general, her feathering is not real thick. I can't tell if it's a molt or not.

    Like I said before, I didn't seen any poultry feed other than scratch sprinkled on the ground. Maybe she got depleted after this last breeding season. She looks "rode hard and put away wet".

    She'll look MUDDY in no time around here. If she is Sebbie or part, thank goodness she isn't festooned with curly long feathers in all this rain and muck.
     
  7. jennifer@couplandtx.org

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    I was thinking that she has or went thru a nervous period where she constantly munched on her feathers... that's what it looked like to me. Does she do that? Anyway, in doing that she could have pulled them out or bent them. Or some other critter could have done it for her, maybe her deceist husband (how do you spell that?) Good luck with her, are you going to wrap her legs, or do swim therapy, or do they fix themselves after being on a good surface? jennifer
     
  8. noahsgeese

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    Quote:It is GREAT that you rescued her! Is that blood on her tail feathers?
     
  9. Kim65

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    No, her feathers are just stained and ungroomed. If I'd have even though I saw blood I would have screamed BLOOOOOOOOD in the thread title [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] knowing me.

    It's so funny, when I'm at work nursing humans, and they bleed, I am so nonchalant and calm. But god forbid if one of my animals bleed.

    Her splay leggedness is very mild. I only really noticed it at TIMES. When the surface she's standing on is rough, she walks and stands fine. If the surface is slightly smooth (like my kitchen floor) she cannot even stand. I think she exhausted her calcium and protein stores producing eggs this season and then when she sat on them (till the predator got her nest) it weakened her already weakened muscles. She's chowing down on the poultry feed though, and she'll walk on grass (and mud, sigh) and get her legs back to normal, methinks.
     
  10. TennesseeTruly

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    I would give her some extra oyster shell to boost her calcium. I wouldn't give her layer feed though. I've taken all my geese off it until December when they get ready for laying season again. I would also try to give her some kale. It has natural calcium in it that should help her. She's so lucky to have you Kim.

    Laurie
     

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