In the Brooder
- Jan 19, 2016
My 4 year old goose has had a limp now for a few months. I’ve tried changing his diet and although he’s not limping nearly as bad it’s still noticeable. We don’t have an avian specialist in the area, and I was hoping a little time would help the process but it’s still there. I’ve checked his foot but nothing major seems to be showing. He’s got a bit of swelling on the top of his second toe and his leg is all scaly. I don’t really know proper protocol to owning geese and I have read a lot of forms hoping I would find something similar to my case, but it seems taking him to a local vet may be the best option. It doesn’t seem to be bumblefoot unless the head of it hasn’t surfaced yet, and he doesn’t seem to be lethargic or sickly otherwise. He’s been eating mostly grass and all flock. I’m wondering if it’s broken since it came on so suddenly, but then again it’s hard to tell because he’s a horrible patient that does not take well to being handled. Would hate for it to be something serious like staph and I’m taking all this time hoping it will heal itself.