Sick sebastopol gosling

Discussion in 'Geese' started by hollasue, May 26, 2010.

  1. hollasue

    hollasue New Egg

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    [​IMG] I have a 2 week old gosling that I had in with my call ducks that are about the same age. I found him this AM in the upside down next to the water dispenser. He was all wet. I have dried him off and given him a little sugar water and am keeping him wrapped up in a towel next to me. He is continuing to peep and move around. Any advice, not comdemnation! Thanks.
     
  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd advise getting him under a light, so he can get all warm and toasty!
     
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    I'd advise getting him under a light, so he can get all warm and toasty!

    Yeah, I agree with this. He needs to be kept warm. The sugar in the water is good too. You could also give it some plain yogurt, cottage cheese, gatorade in the water and other treats to boost its energy. Sorry this happened but it sounds like you have it under control.​
     
  4. hollasue

    hollasue New Egg

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    He is still wobbly but preening himself and drinking on his own. I live in FL so outside is probably warmer than under lamp, so we sat in the sun and grass for a few minutes and he started trying to eat the grass. :eek:) So I think he is going to be ok. will try the yogurt and gatorade. THANKS for the help.
     

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