My boy sleeps with one leg up. Is this common?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Jennyhaschicks, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    My gander often sleeps standing up with one leg tucked in. He lets his mate sleep laying down and seems to be more aware of the surroundings. Is this a common thing for a male goose to do while the female sleeps? This is my first time with geese and all I keep thinking is that he has a sore leg or something..
     
  2. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I know in pigeons a pigeon that sleeps on one leg is a happy healthy pigeon. Its hard to balance on one leg if your sick, hurt and stresses. Maybe the same for geese?
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yes, male & female can & will rest this way.
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Maybe he's part flamingo. [​IMG]
     
  5. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Flamingo? [​IMG] If he turns pink I will know for sure.
     
  6. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
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    my female goose sometimes stand with one leg up and i thought she had a sore foot but maybe its normal?
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Common and normal.
     
  8. laughaha

    laughaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Archie does this sometimes- scared me the first couple of time I saw it- I'd go over to her to see what was wrong with her foot, she'd honk at me for waking her up and walk away normally. Completely normal for her.
     
  9. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Glad to hear it's normal... You know how those new goose mommas can be... worry about everything.. [​IMG]
     
  10. smileysal

    smileysal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I have a flamingo goose too!!!! [​IMG]
    And did you know you can push them and they won't fall over, they have this kind of internal gyroscope that keeps them upright even when they're on something that's moving about like a boat or floating platform!!![​IMG]
     

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