problem with new baby gosling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stabley1991, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. stabley1991

    stabley1991 Out Of The Brooder

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    My gosling hatched this morning but it appeared to have its umbilical cord around its leg and it was bleeding.
    Its not bleeding anymore but theres a lump where the cord has been and its got tiny lumps over it. Could this be its intestines? and if it is will it correct itself or will it cause any problems? [​IMG] Its sat up and cheeping to the others and it can move about and is generally healthy apart from that.
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It sounds to me like the yolk had not been fully absorbed. It should complete absorbsion in the next 24 hours and as long as a infection didn't get started your gosling could do well.~gd
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Exactly.

    Give it time. It should be OK by tomorrow.
     
  4. stabley1991

    stabley1991 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok. so its been 24 hours and the chicks still strong but the lumps still there. Its not yolky so im posting a picture of it.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
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    Hard to see but that doesn't look like a yoke that is not absorbed. I expect your gosling will make the trip to the Rainbow bridge, I am sorry for your loss!
     
  6. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like intestine that was externally formed. I am very sorry.
     
  7. stabley1991

    stabley1991 Out Of The Brooder

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    well its been 2 weeks now and i just thought id let you know how the goose is doing. Its still strong and yesterday i came home to find it had pecked the remains of the lump off so everything appears normal now. Hopefully it wont cause any more problems [​IMG]
     
  8. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Quote:That is really bizarre! Awesome though. Those lumps didn't look like intestines to me - and I've seen a lot of intestines. I don't know what they were but who cares at this point - your goose is great! [​IMG]
     
  9. carinlynchin

    carinlynchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a happy outcome!!!!!!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    you just HAVE to post pics....! of the belly underside too...
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Wow. What a tough little trooper. I am so glad he is ok.
     

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