I'm not a geese owner, but more of an accidental babysitter. The guy across the street has geese and a few chickens and they all prefer to spend their days in my yard, only going home at night. I'm at home all day and he is not, so I'm not sure if they come over here because of the safety of my presence or what, I have no idea. I don't feed them, but neither do I mind their company. The two big geese now have an adopted baby that my neighbor recently got. I don't know geese at all, so I couldn't even guess his age, but he's still fuzzy but about the size of a small house cat. Unlike his white yellow-beaked "parents", this little guy is gray with a black beak. Again, no clue on breeds, just offering what I can see for details. So the other day they were napping in my yard. They do that a lot, fine. But the when the parents woke up to roam around, the baby was crying and crying. I soon realized he couldn't get up. After a while, he made an attempt to get up and I could see that his legs were just flat out beside himself, seemingly useless. He'd get tired of struggling and would just lie there in the sun panting. Not wanting to interfere, but still wanting to help, I went out and set a bowl of water next to him (with a broom in the other hand because the big "Daddy" goose can be vicious.) The baby drank the water, and within minutes, miraculously got up and wandered off with his parents who had been dutifully waiting for him. I was baffled. Didn't know how he could make it all the way to my yard with injured legs, didn't understand if or why water would help him stand, didn't get any of it. Now today, same thing is happening. They were napping out there for a couple of hours, now Mom and Dad want to go and baby can't get up. I brought out the water again and even tried to help him up, but Dad got ready to attack me, and he is huge, so I had to give it up and come in. I didn't want to add to the stress. So he drank some of the water, but in his attempts to get up, he's pulled himself about 6 feet from the water, so now he doesn't even have that, but at least he's in the shade. He's lying upright, in that his head is alert and his neck is up, he looks like he's comfy except for the fact that he can't seem to stand on his legs. Any ideas what is going on? I keep trying to catch the neighbor to let him know in case he doesn't already but I haven't been able to run into him. Of course I realize this is his "problem" so to speak, but I wanted to at least check on here to see if anyone can tell me what's happening. I've come to really love his geese, as I said they spend all their days here. If someone has any ideas of what's wrong or how to help, I can pass it on to my neighbor, who I know doesn't go online at all. Thanks guys. PS: Now he's up and walking off again, seemingly fine after about an hour or two of not being able to get up.