limping goose?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by spish, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    one of my ladies suddenely started limping 5 days ago..after 2 days i managed to catch her and cant find any injury to the foot leg. she can run if needs to (or if she sees the food coming!) but for the rest she sits a lot or hobbles around.
    its not got any better nor has it got any worse....do i just leave her out there and keep an eye on things or does she need o be caged to restrict movement?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:she might heal quicker if her movements were restricted some. then evaluate in a couple of days and she how she is doing.
     
  3. n4zty

    n4zty Out Of The Brooder

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    massage the leg i did it for my gander that was limping for about a week and a half and i started massaging it and eventually it got better, could be just a sore muscle or something.
     
  4. Goosehaven

    Goosehaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as she's continuing to eat and drink just watch her. I have had many of my geese start limping and can't see any outward injury. They are usually back to normal within a couple weeks. I did have one gosling recently who I thought had hurt his foot. Turned out he had an infection which makes them lame but he was obvously sick too as he stopped eating and lost weight rapidly. On the other occasions all my geese continue to eat and drink like normal, they just limp around.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    If shes anything like my gander then it's amazing he hasn't hurt himself. He never looks where he's going always has his head in the air [​IMG] he'll step into the water buckets and even tramp on other ducks and chickens because he doesn't look where h's going. [​IMG] everyone pretty much knows to get out of the way when they see Sammy coming.
     

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