What breeds are these

Discussion in 'Geese' started by janastasio, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. janastasio

    janastasio Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    New Hampshire
    These guys were all supposed to be white Sebs, but as you can see, not so much. The two seb looking ones also have major leg issues. Their legs splay out at the hips making them look like ostriches. One also make a popping sound in her hips or leg joints when she walks. Doesn't seem to bother them so far. Any ideas on what I've got for breeds?? We would return them to the breeder but at this point we have raised them from day olds and are attached.

    Capone, Limping Lenny, Lucky Luciano
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Don't know what they are, but you probably want yo add Niacin to their water at a rate of 100mg per gallon---not the "flush-free" kind.
  3. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I don't use Niacin anymore since I read that it builds up in their livers. I buy powdered Brewers Yeast and add it to their food. Chicken feed doesn't have enough niacin (Vit B) for waterfowl so they need extra. Lack of Vit B can and will cause leg and muscle issues.

    This is where I get mine and it will keep for a long time. You can also use it for other pets. Oh, they also ship really quickly! I think I got mine in 3 or 4 days.


  4. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

    Jan 10, 2010
    UP North WI
    Quote:Would you use this for ducks and geese? How much brewers yeast do you use?

  5. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I do use this for my ducks and geese. I add 1/2 teaspoon per 1/2 cup of feed.

  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:quick question? all my birds eat out of the same feeders can my chickens have brewers yeast too?
  7. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    NE Alabama
    My goslings are free ranging and being reared with my Gander and 3 geese and all are parenting them. They have been eating grasses with the parents from day one and they do eat some feed, both Game Bird Feed and Flock Raiser are in the range feeders -- do they still need supplements?

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