SICK GOOSE!! fAST HELP PLEASE!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by couponsaver47, May 18, 2011.

  1. couponsaver47

    couponsaver47 Out Of The Brooder

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    MY 1Y.O. GOOSE IS VERY SICK!!!

    She won't move & actually lets me pet her..If she lets me put a finger to her butt(don't mean that in bad way), I know she is REAL SICK!!

    Symptoms are:

    Not walking or running out of yard. Won't even come for food or water!!

    The feathers on her back are like they were slimed with something & that something dried...She has had the feather problem for a while now.

    She is laying near eggs but I won't say she is laying on them.

    I have 2 female African greys females(no male) & they both lay eggs in same place but usually they will both lay on the eggs..
    Now this one is not & not sure if she is laying eggs..

    Could she be egg bound?
    I've heard of this with chickens but, not geese.

    She won't even lift her head now & she is the one that bites
    I will miss those LOVE bites if I lose her!!!

    Only I know of that is different is, I switched feed from hen scratch to chick starter because I just got 25 chicks.
    Could that be it?
    Can anybody tell me what's wrong with her??? PLEASE!!! She is part of the family now & other goose sure would be lonely!!

    Thanks for all help in advance!!
     
  2. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    I am new here and have no goose advice, but if you're still online you should add the specific name of the food she was on to the food you switched her to- that way people won't waste time asking! Best of luck, I'm sorry.
     
  3. couponsaver47

    couponsaver47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nobody???

    Feed is Nutrena Nature Wise chick starter, hen scratch was same brand
     
  4. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your goose could be egg bound, she could have been attacked by something (the slime), she could have an impacted/foul crop, she could have cancer, she could have broken her legs, etc. There is so little we know about the situation right now, there is hardly any way to help you. Of course she is acting ill, something is wrong- that hardly gives us any clues as to what is wrong. Give her a full body exam. Feel for anything odd. Smell her breath, look down her throat. Check her vent.

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  5. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To the OP, I hope your goose is feeling better.

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  6. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Nebraska
    lilcrow - Have you tried taking your chickens/geese to a large animal vet or a pet vet? A large animal vet may be your best option- they deal with cattle, sheep, goats, horses, etc. They may be able to help. Another option is to contact a vet that treats parrots.

    I care about both you and your goose - keep us posted.
     
  7. couponsaver47

    couponsaver47 Out Of The Brooder

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    We took our goose to 3 vets...None treat birds..Even had one vet tell us, as we were walking through the door, "We don't treat geese & get that thing out of here."

    We don't have any vets within a 4hr drive that will treat geese. Which that means, just about my entire state.


    Meanwhile, my goose is still sick & not moving much. I even called the hatchery where I got her & they couldn't give me any answers.

    Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
     
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  8. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pleas try some Gatorade. Drip it into her. That is energy in a very easily absorbed form. If u can get her some energy she may start moving. Then we can better figure out what's wrong.
     
  9. couponsaver47

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    Jojo, one of the vets I took my goose to was a large animal vet. He said he had no idea how to treat geese..lol.
    Still hanging tough here & hoping somebody might have had the same problem as me & could help.
    Thanks for caring!!
     
  10. couponsaver47

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    Thanks Jason for the reply..Started giving her gatorade yesterday morning but that doesn't seem to help either.
     

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