Neck rubbing?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sheep, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. sheep

    sheep Out Of The Brooder

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    My young gosling, Alex(1 week old), has been rubbing his neck against itself and with his bill, as though it itches and the feathers there seem to be thinning a little from all of the rubbing. Should this be cause of concern? I put my finger to his neck and he rubbed and rubbed and rubbed..
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010
  2. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geese bathe themselves by rubbing their heads and necks against themselves.

    Also those new feathers are probably prickly and itchy (guessing). Of COURSE post pics so we can admire Alex though [​IMG]
     
  3. sheep

    sheep Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:It was too hard to get a picture of just his neck because he was so busy inspecting the camera! XD
    I think the feathers may've been a little damp from drinking earlier, too.

    I blog about him here: http://alexgoz.blogspot.com/
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    of photos and a few videos, too. ^^
     
  4. Goosehaven

    Goosehaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet gosling! They do rub their heads, necks and beaks on their body to preen themselves. It's totally normal. Enjoy your baby!
     

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