Will a upper goose bill grow back?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by edge60626, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. edge60626

    edge60626 New Egg

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    My goose, as brave and stupid as he is, saw fit to challenge one of my dogs though a chain link fence. The dog bit off about 3/4 of the upper bill. Will this grow back? I am so upset that this has happened.
     
  2. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not by any means an expert on geese, but from what I can infer, no, or very little, if it does.
     
  3. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    It will not. However, if you are willing to spend the money with an avian vet, prosthetic beaks work very well for geese.
     
  4. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A prosthetic beak? That sounds cool.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Make sure you give your goose a bowl deep enough that he can scoop his feed out .
     
  6. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am with the others that the beak will not grow back and you need to take your goose to the vets and see what they can do for you goose. Because I do not believe the goose will do very well with part of the beak gone....
     
  7. mothergooz

    mothergooz Out Of The Brooder

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    If your goose took on a dog, he DESERVES a prosthetic beak...and a spot on the 5 o'clock news! Wow! What did that dog do to tick him off???

    And please post a pic, if you have one. He deserves some notariety for his bravery!
     

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