What is wrong with my baby geese.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by JamesA, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time raising geese.Ok I have three baby geese and they all seemed to be doing great till today.They are in a grow out pen with some juvinille chickens.Today I notice a chicken following a goose pecking its bottom them I noticed its bottom bleeding.I looked at the other 2 geese and they too had bloody swollen bottoms.Anyone have any sugestions.I did remove the geese and put them by themselves.They are about 6 weeks old. [​IMG]
     
  2. NewHopePoultry

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    They might of been picked on
     
  3. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope that is all.They are still eating and drinking but their tales look really bad.Is chick starter ok for their diet?
     
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  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea...but I would remove the geese immediately. I wouldn't have them in with chicks. You're not feeding them medicated feed, are you? Geese can only have non-medicated. Also, goslings need plenty of fresh grass and dandelions all the time. My goslings basically have fresh grass, water, and non-medicated feed around the clock. I would also let them take a bath to clean their bottoms on their own and then maybe apply a little bit of neosporin to their bottoms to ease the pain and clean the wounded area. Good luck!
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

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    Goslings have to be fed Non-medicated fed (Chick starter is usually medicated)
     
  6. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I have been feeding them medicated feed.I will stop immediately.They have been getting the grass and fresh water.I also have already removed them from the chicks.They are in a pen by them selves with plenty if grass and water.Have I damaged them by feeding medicated feed?
     
  7. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, let's hope not! I would give them plenty of water and fresh grass(I like to shred the grass in half and in smaller pieces, so it's easier to go down) I would give them a nice bath--they will drink lots of water when bathing...just concentrate on flushing the medicated feed out of their system. If you don't have any non-medicated feed on hand, just give them lots of fresh grass and water and then run out tomorrow as soon as you can and get them started on non-medicated chick feed(TSC carries this) Also, like I said, dandelions are a HUGE hit with my goslings(stem and all). Good luck!!!
     
  8. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick starter I buy for my baby ducks is non-medicated..Its Dumor,I buy it TSC
     
  9. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    James:

    EVERYONE keeps saying the you cannot feed waterfowl medicated feed, when the truth is that SOME of the modern medications used in feed will NOT hurt waterfowl, but it depends on that ingredient. I actually talked to the people at Long Island Duck Research and the vets there confirmed what I have been reading in numerous modern publications about medicated feed and waterfowl. I don't have my notebook handy or I could quote some other authorities on the issue. But, baby geese do not require the medication in these feeds and, thus, it doesn't make sense to introduce unnecessary elements into their systems.

    The extension services say not to introduce baby geese to pasture/grass/forage materials until they are over a week old. Chopped greens can be used to supplement chick starter. If you use a food processor to turn it into a crumbly mixture, you can add some turkey starter. When my geese are a few weeks old, I add dried kelp to my feed.

    There is not enough niacin in plain chick starter for optimum geese nutrition. Now, there are lots of other people on here..MISS PRISSY?...who know lots more about this than I, but I have been doing my research and I have ended up buying Mazuri Waterfowl or Nutrena Waterfowl, when I can get either of them, for my goosies. I love to give them boiled egg and greens. They love it too!

    Let us know how the geese are doing after they've had some time away from those chickens!

    Good luck,
    Nancy
     
  10. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, I do believe JamesA said they were about 6 weeks old...out of curiousity, what types of, "greens" do you feed your goslings? Do you give them the boiled egg with shell or without? I have adult sebs and seb goslings, so, I am interested in your thoughts...thanks! [​IMG]
     

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