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Discussion in 'Geese' started by lyndadale, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. lyndadale

    lyndadale In the Brooder

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    Hello, I am new to the group. I have a 3 week old gosling. He lives in the house, heat lamp, clean brooder, etc. This evening, I noticed the gosling was repeatedly trying to "chase his tail" but after watching him, he keeps trying to pull at the fluff around his behind, like he is in misery, until he wears himself out. I dont know what to do ?? Please help
     

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Do you know the temp inside his brooder? just wondering. if by himself how about a mirror with safe edges to keep him company, my goose loves to look at herself. also a stuffed animal. have you let him swim? a nice warm bath and a nice warm towel afterwards to dri him off then under the heat lamp to continue to dry and warm. He maybe itchy from the baby fuzz and a warm bath may help with that. And [​IMG] Just remember don't let him get chilled maybe 5-10 min in warm water in sink to start with. just enough water to cover his legs.
     
  3. lyndadale

    lyndadale In the Brooder

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    well, he is in a cage, with a heat lamp, he is with another gosling, abt 3 days old and a chick that is also 3 wks. I have noticed his stool is more watery liquid, less poo, more water...its like he is having a hiney issue?? I did give him a swim :)
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    What are you feeding them? and again check the temp in the brooder sometime if over heated they can get watery poo. You should never brood with out have a thermometer in the brooder to keep track of heat. How does his vent look?
     
  5. lyndadale

    lyndadale In the Brooder

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    unmedicated chick starter, mostly....they have a big heat lamp, where they can move under or away, at their leisure, nice big cage, clean it 2 or 3 x a day...
     
  6. kimberly35042

    kimberly35042 Songster

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    Goslings don't need nearly as much heat as baby chicks. Does he have enough room to escape the heat if he needs to?
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Chick starter mostly? which makes me think your adding something else food wise, if so you need to introduce some grit. just sprinkle it on the floor of their cage they'll take it as needed.
    another thing you may want to add is some brewers yeast sprinkled on top of feed[ not baking yeast] goslings grow so fast they need extra Niacin for strong legs and chick starter doesn't have adequate amts for goslings. Pleas keep us updated on how it's doing. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013

  8. lyndadale

    lyndadale In the Brooder

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    i did feed them some bread, all crumbled up...grit is an awesome idea,....this morning he seems to be doing fine, eating his breakfast (starter). I will get some brewers yeast asap. Thank you all :)
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Yep if feeding anything other than starter they need grit, thats how they chew their food. they grind it up with the grit. Don't forget pics too.
     
  10. lyndadale

    lyndadale In the Brooder

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    he is perfectly fine today, but am gonna add the grit. Should I worm him, and at what age? Not sure how to load pics yet, but will fig it out asap :)
     

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