Toulouse Dewlap (Buff) Gosling Seizing

Discussion in 'Geese' started by calamity acres, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. calamity acres

    calamity acres Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently incubated and hatched out two Toulouse Goslings, One Gray,One Buff. The Buff was born oversized,and had a crooked neck,as well as balance and mobility problems(beyond the normal) Over the last week or so it has begun to have apparent seizures. I've supplemented its diet with Brewers Yeast(Niacin),and B-complex,and initially after hand watering it seems to show improvement.But without fail it continues to have seizures. I understand the pet value of the poultry to many here at BYC, and I already have a handicapped Saxony duckling that I helped hatch out(deformed foot). I have spoken to my vet regarding the gosling(they believe it could be genetic), but even to just euthanize will be at least $50, financially out of the question at this time.
    This site has been great with information, and I'm sorry this will be my 1st post, under these circumstances. I believe this goslings line came from geese sold here on BYC several years ago.
    So I guess I'm asking if anyone has experience,and/or any expertise with my topic? I've been very hard finding much information online regarding this problem. Anyone????.........................Thanks Ron
     
  2. calamity acres

    calamity acres Out Of The Brooder

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    The Deed is Done..........I put the little Buff gosling down today. Its life was a misery,and it would wind up on its back and not be able to right itself. Its feet were cold,and it only took food and drink when I held it. Any ideas how to get my gang of two and half month old pomeranians to accept a very lonely 3 week old gray toulouse gosling? I already have him separate , but next to the older geese. Every time they are allowed together(because he wants to terribly) they beat him up.................?
     
  3. horsefeather

    horsefeather Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm SO sorry you had to put your little goose down. I know how hard that is. As for the others excepting him/her, for me it was a long process. I just left the little goose on 1 side of the fence with the others on the other. Then I put him in their pen in a doggy yard. It's been several months and they still don't like him. One of the geese did become his friend, but not the others. Sorry, wish I knew more.
    Pam
     
  4. pitbullnh

    pitbullnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meredith
    do you have any passive ducks or ducklings you could put with the baby goose. I have a baby that I bought for my dh's birthday who the 7 year old goose is not thrilled with but a nice pekin female is helping..
    good luck
    Dawn
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:I know how difficult it is to do that. It sounds like you did the right thing.

    You may want to think about finding a similar aged duckling or gosling to be the lonely one's friend.
     

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