Please help me!!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by help224, May 24, 2019.

  1. help224

    help224 Hatching

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    Hi, I just found an orphaned baby goose, and while looking for instructions on how to care for it, I ended up finding this website. I am not even one hundred percent sure that it is a goose, but it is a baby with fluff, no feathers and I was hoping that I could get some pointers on how to even start to care for it. Thank you!
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Where in the world do you live (about)?
    Can you post a few pictures of it?


    Do you plan on keeping it for ever?
    Do you have a feed store near buy where you can get some feed for it?
     
  3. help224

    help224 Hatching

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    Hello, and thank you for answering my post. I live in New York, a few hours above NY city. As of right now I cannot post any pictures of it, but I am fairly certain that it is a Canadian Goose. Right now my goal is not to keep it forever, but just keep it alive. I do not have a feed store close to me, but if you could tell me what it should eat, that would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  4. Geesegirl5

    Geesegirl5 In the Brooder

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    If you have any feed stores that sell poultry feed, you should start there. Take the bird with you and hopefully someone at the store can identify and help you find the correct feed as both duck and geese need unmedicated feed. Finding just geese feed is very difficult where I live but they do have poultry feed that can be supplemented. Ypu need to see what percentage of protein is in the feed and if it is too low then give the geese/bird other forms of protien
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I am afraid it is against the law to have this type of bird.
    I am not sure what you should do at this point. I am sorry.
    @Pyxis what would you say?
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Can you post a picture so we can identify it for you?

    How far are you from the VT border? I actually know someone who rehabs Canada geese. If perhaps you and I could get together, I could get it to her.
     
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  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Just a quick note on this :) It's not true that ducks and geese can't eat medicated feed, unless it's medicated for blackhead. Most medicated feeds are fine to feed them. However, they don't need medicated feed, so if you can find an unmedicated feed, it's usually preferable to use that.
     
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  8. help224

    help224 Hatching

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    Thank you, I will start there.
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

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  10. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    May I ask why you can't post a picture? Welcome to byc! Glad to have you!
     

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