Help! the gosling is 3 days old and finally seems to be eating and drinking regularly, but it's vent always seems caked with poo. I've been cleaning her off twice a day at minimum. She's all alone in the brooder, I have mirrors and stuffed toys in there and I keep her on the coffee table so she can see and hear us. Because she cries and cries if we disappear. Anyway, is it stress? Should I get a brooder buddy? Would chicks be ok or should I try and find a duck? Can I give her a bath in the sink to try and dissolve the mess? But her umbilical cord looks like it hasn't dropped off can that get wet? This is my first baby gosling, my gander was 6 weeks old when I got him.