Older goosling rolls on back & gets stuck

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ThunderCat, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. ThunderCat

    ThunderCat Hatching

    Jan 1, 2018
    Hi. My sisters gosling is about 4 months old.
    Is free range. Easts only grass. Hates lettuce, love's tomatoes.

    Occasionally eats chick starter and bread.

    He has started eating wheat too in the past two weeks.

    Occationally we find him rolled on his back and can't right himself. We thought he was being knocked over by other foul but I am finding him like this more and more.

    He was starved and beated at hatching in the pen and had to be dropper fed to save him.

    Unfortunately he was about a week or so old before we received him and he is a little slow.

    He has been wormed
    Given milk
    Will be given treatment for coxcideosis tonight
    And vet tomorrow

    What else do you think
    Or anyone else have roll over older goslings

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Could be a nutrient deficiency niacin maybe the culprit. I'd start giving a B complex vitamin and see how he is doing in a week may not take that long but water fowl need more niacin than chick feed gives and with your lil one having such a rough start

    But if you can get vet help that would be the best.
    I have heard Poultry are lactose intolerant so no milk unless fermented like yogurt or keifer. But ask your vet.
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