My Goose is coughing!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Goosie Mom, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Goosie Mom

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    My pet goose, Arbuclkle, (we thought she was male) is a little over a year old now. She was laying an egg just about every day. About a month ago she started loosing her feathers, molting I guess. Since then she hasn't laid a single egg. I've noticed the past few mornings when I let her out of her pen that she is kind of coughing and sounds "snotty". I read somewhere that if they stop laying that they can absorb the eggs all but the yolk. And that the yolks can build up and cause the respiratory problems. I love my Arbuckle. Someone please tell me what to do for her. She is still eating and drinking good, but for some reason she won't get in her pond either. She wants to bathe in her water dish! I rescued her and two little chicks when they were just a few days old. I raised them in my bathtub because they were too small to put outside. I now have a goose named Arbuckle and a Rooster named Lorretta. I wasn't very good at guessing their gender, but I love them. I have Lorretta and 9 hens that won't associate with my goose. I don't know if she's lonely or what. I need advice!
     

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