Need Advice-Goslings are breathing heavily/panting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by willowvale, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. willowvale

    willowvale Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2011
    We have two goslings under five weeks old. We are currently keeping them in a horse stall in our barn. It's in the 80s outside, but the barn is much cooler inside, so I've assumed that they are comfortable. However, the goslings started breathing rather heavily this morning and I'm not sure why. Are they too hot? One is not "chirping" as much as usual. We've made sure they have plenty of water to drink and a small tub of water to splash in. I just placed another larger tub of water in with them, thinking that maybe they aren't getting cool enough with the smaller tub ...Any thoughts on what else I could do? Could the panting be caused by something else? We lost a gosling earlier in the spring (we think it overheated)...We do not want to lose any more!
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:Not sure what could be going on, at 80 outside doesn't sound like they could be over heated. Do they have acsess to the outdoors? sunshine grass etc. you might wantr to put this on the goose thread you might get more response.
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    Looks like it's posted over on the goose thread also.

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