Strange behavior of young goose ??

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Alargacci, May 22, 2012.

  1. Alargacci

    Alargacci Hatching

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    We have a young goose - maybe 2 months old or so and he acts like a young foal trying to walk. Husband found him in the yard upside down and brought him inside. Kept him on the porch for a day or two - gave him vitamins and put him back out - he went upside down again and couldn't turn over. He acts fine and healthy - except for being unsteady on his feet (like a human having a case of vertigo) and falling over and not being able to get back on his feet under his own power. Suggestions on what is wrong and how do I treat him?
     
  2. The goose girl

    The goose girl Songster

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    Does it look anything like this http://fjerkrae.dk/prod/index.php?topic=17991.0 ?

    That thread is about a chubby duckling, Karen. Karen also did the turtle maneuvre for a few weeks. Not all the time, but once in a while she would turn upside down and not be able to turn over. The owner went a little lighter on the feed for a while and that solved the problem.
     
  3. Alargacci

    Alargacci Hatching

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    He is the same size as the rest - does not appear overweight. He walks like Lurch of the Adams family - like he has weights on the bottom of his feet. I let him swim in the bath tub and he did fine - kinda spraddled his legs some but his legs are not deformed.
     

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