little goose with splay leg! Help

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Cuttlefishherder, May 22, 2011.

  1. Cuttlefishherder

    Cuttlefishherder Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Tucson AZ
    How do you fix this! He is my favorite little guy, but his legs are almost as long as he is tall and now he is having trouble getting around. He is about three weeks old and I dont know what to do! Could any one please help? He is a Toulouse, in case that's important.

  2. countrychix

    countrychix Songster

    Mar 18, 2010
    Frewsburg, NY
    You can do a search on this sight to find suggestions, as I was just doing for my 1 day old toulouse whose legs go staight out to each side, poor thing can't walk at all. I am going to hobble his legs and later this evening let him go for a swim so that he can be more upright and get a bit of exercise to strenghten the legs. Good luck with your little guy.
  3. Mzyla

    Mzyla Chirping

    Jul 22, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Years ago I had ducklings…When they were about 3 weeks old; couple of them became handicapped; their legs were collapsing.
    We had a friend – a real people doctor….he was visiting us for a drink from time to time…
    He saw my ducklings. Told me; give me this duck….and he took small piece of wood and bandaged together with the legs – he sort of made additional steady legs!
    And…believe it or not, in couple of days the ducks started walking again. Also he told me to change their diet for a while; give them less moist food and keep them dry for some time.

    I don’t know how old your goose is. If just a newborn, I suppose you can put human bandage: Each end wrapped around to each leg, the soft bandage part stays in between the legs.
  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008

  5. Cuttlefishherder

    Cuttlefishherder Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Tucson AZ
    [email protected]@2four :

    I do this: and it works every time! [​IMG]

    I have looked at that one and I am using the leg hobble.

    In general though, he had a growth spurt and now he looks like an awkward ostrich. His legs are so long! Poor little guy [​IMG]

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