Neck rubbing?

sheep

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 12, 2009
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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..
 
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Kim65

Songster
10 Years
May 29, 2009
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Washington state
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
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sheep

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 12, 2009
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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/
Lots
of photos and a few videos, too. ^^
 

Goosehaven

Chirping
9 Years
Apr 24, 2010
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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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