Posted by: chellie | 2008/10/13

goose with a limp

Our " mommy"  goose recently started to walk with a limp.
she is the proud mom of 4 little month old gosslings and we are not sure if it is because of them or that she might have hurted her leg/foot somewhere. . . i tried looking at it but she nearly bid of my head not to talk about the dad. he is very protective..

would also like to know if we can put geese and ducks in the same sleeping camp ?

thanx for your time talk later ..

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Dear Chellie

Impossible to diagnose a limp on a forum. Best to her examined at a vet if worried.

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Posted by: jax | 2008/10/13

Hi Chellie,

Limp is not likely to have been caused by the goslings, so she has probably injured it somehow. However....your chances of getting a look at it while the babies are still small is about zero! Keep an eye on her, if it doesn' t improve in the next couple of days then you' ll need to seperate her from the babies so that you can get it checked. Leave the babies with dad when you do that.

Geese and ducks in the same sleeping area can work, but don' t try it until after breeding season, because geese with babies often won' t tolerate anything else on their turf. It also depends on the personalities of the birds - generally they are ok unless one bird is particularly dominant.


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