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Goslings can't get up.
Tue 11-Jun-13
7:56 am
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Lesapin Bleu
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Hello every body. My first post on the forum.

Can anyone give me urgent advice.

My trio of Toulouse geese produced 4 goslings in their first breeding year.

They hatched at the end of April.

Over the last three days one has been unable to get up and walk. This morning two others have the same problem.

Due to them escaping from the pasture I have kept them confined in the yard the last two weeks.

They have been getting grain as they wish but not much grass. Could this be the problem and if so how can I safely rectify it?

They seem to be chirpy enough and drinking and eating the grass I give them.

I would welcome any advice.

Regards

Martyn

Tue 11-Jun-13
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Aly
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I have no experience with geese as I only keep ducks and chickens. Do you have any farmers near you to ask? They are always very knowledgable. Not sure if anyone else on here keeps geese but hopefully someone will be able to help. Have you tried Google? There are lots of helpful forums you could try. Backyard chickens is a good one.
Hope you get it sorted.

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Tue 11-Jun-13
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wave So sorry, I cannot help either.  I only have chickens now.  Hope you can find someone who can help the wee things.

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Tue 11-Jun-13
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Hi Martyn,

 

I have never kept geese, only chickens, but there is a very good American Poultry forum, which has visitors from all over the world with a huge amount of knowledge. You will have to join it to post your problem, but that is quick & easy & they are very welcoming. Read their advice about where to post urgent problems. 

Good luck & I hope they recover. Please let us know how they do & welcome to the forum.

 

I forgot the link to the US forum, here it is........  LINK

 

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Thu 13-Jun-13
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Martyn
No experience of geese here either, but we did have some hens once that went off their legs, having talked to an expert it was because they ate too much and got too fat....long story, but we got them from a local farmer who supplied tesco with chickens, and they are bred to eat and eat and eat in their very short lives.

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