Hi Everybody - I have just joined BYC and am delighted to be in the group. I live in Northumberland UK. I have a flock of 9 Embden Geese and I have a problem with 2 as they have simply stopped walking. One is a 3 year old large (heavy) male the other is a 4 year old (light) female She tries to aid her walking by flying and using "tip toes" the other, Charlie, simply sits there - he is always pleased to see me - I hatched and hand reared him - he chuffles to me and honks, eats, drinks and sometimes prunes himself and shuffles about (backwards and in a very ungainly manner) but doesn't stand. When he tries too, he can't balance to go forward so goes backwards for a bit then collapses in a heap before regaining his composure again. They don't seem to be able to straighten their legs to take the weight! I have read some threads and will try the niacim and also check to see if his/her tendons have been misplaced on one/both legs (how would that happen??) They are normally on good pasture and were fine until I had to enclose them into stables because of the Avian Flu threat here in UK. They have been enclosed since 6th December and are all pretty fed up but in the main coping really well. Only 2 are not walking. I have wormed them (just in case) and can't think what else to do atm. Any ideas??