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What to do for an oil gland that isn't working well

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Miss Lydia, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Co.Limerick [​IMG]
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Thanks now I will go see what county our mod is in [​IMG]
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @servpolice our mod is in Co. Tipperary she says she is right next door to you. [​IMG]small world isn't it
     
  4. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Wow haha small world indeed! I live 8 minutes from Tipperary and 17 minutes from Tipp Town :D
     
  5. sumi

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    I lived about 20 minutes from Tipp town, just over the Limerick/Tipperary border, until a month ago. I now live nearer Kilkenny city, but still in Tipps [​IMG] I love this part of the country.
     
  6. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Indeed I live in south limerick and am 8 minutes from Tipperary and 10 from Cork (Charaville) .
    Would love if the rain stopped though XD
    Hopefully our spring will be nice!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    i am not even close to either of you and would like for the rain to stop. I am soaked getting everyone put away tonight. [​IMG]

    serv Babe dried out yesterday and his feathers looked good today since it's been raining he is back to being soaked, Iwas watching the 4 of them and all but him had water beading up on them only place he had beads was around his shoulders the rest was really wet. Maybe it will take molt before this works out but that is a long way off.
     
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  8. servpolice

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    The neck feathers will always stay water proof with a lot of geese.
    I've a feeling that babe doesn't like cleaning himself when he's dry ;)
    We always have those geese and it seems that the majority of geese that don't keep themselves clean are ganders.
    Just to let you know another thing which could be the problem is that the oil only does its job when the goose is dry, when they are wet it doesn't work so wait till you have a week of dry weather so the feathers can relax and let babe clean himself up a bit and let him do his neck squriming and head spinning on the tail area to get the oil when he's dry so he will be more waterproof ;)
    Also a goose with broken feathers or has ruffled old feathers won't be waterproof and those areas on the goose will always be wet and not waterproof.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well starting tomorrow we are to have some dry cooler air so maybe he'll dry out and get to work on his water proofing. You know I haven't seen him doing the head squirming head spinning stuff he actually looks like he is trying to wring out his feathers when they are so wet He pulls them through his bill. We'll see how he looks in a few days and I'll keep watch to see if he is working on his feathers.
     
  10. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Keep us updated as usual
     

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