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premature gosling

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  1. jules
    Member

    hello i hope u can help some dummy heard one of our goose eggs chirping and thought he couldnt get out so chipped egg and peeled it and sac it was bloody thought it was normal so now i have a little guy that is still breathing under a towel and heat lamp born 2 hours aGO CHIRPING ALITTLE BUT NOT TRYING TO MOVE AROUND

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. Mama
    Member

    Hi Jules, the gosling will be very tired and possibly in shock. The best thing would be to give it a little sugar water on it's beak and keep it warm as you are doing . I guess you have incubated them ? Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. jules
    Member

    YES I HAVE IT UNDER A HEAT LAMP BUT HE LOOKS FUNNY NECK IS TURNED TO HIS CHEST SHOULD I PUT SUGAR WATER IN BEAK W SYRINGE

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. Mama
    Member

    Yes just a drop at a time ,it will be to weak to support its neck at the moment . Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. jules
    Member

    THANK U SO MUCH I AM HERE ALONE W POOR GUY AND HAVE NEVER HAD TO HANDLE THIS BEFORE DO U THINK MAMA GOOSE WILL ACCEPT IT IF I PUT IT IN NEST

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. Mama
    Member

    Has mama goose got eggs under her ,is this where the egg from ?

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. jules
    Member

    SHE HAS ONE AND YES SOMEONE HEARD IT CHIRPING AND THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS WRONG MAMA GOOSE IS MEAN I AM GOING TO HAVE TO SNEAK IT IN SHE ALSO HATCHED A EGG LAST NIGHT

    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. Mama
    Member

    Wait until the gosling has had a little more water and put it back just before nightfall if you can . You will have to slide it under her body which is going to difficult if she is mean . Perhaps someone could help you by offering some food to mama whilst you put the gosling back .

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. jules
    Member

    i have a dumb question will hrer or the dad hurt it and i was reading some post about putting him in chicken nest we have lots of chickens

    Posted 6 years ago #
  10. Mama
    Member

    It is possible but if the other gosling is ok in the nest then this one should be . You can't do that even if you have a hen with chicks she probably would reject it or kill it .The goslings best chance is with mama unless you can raise it yourself . Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. jules
    Member

    well i will try to get him back in but i have one more question or 2 i just picked him up and he was not happy didnt want to open beak for water but i noticed a thing on his belly looks like a newborn human babies umbilical cord and is bleeding a little any idea and will momma accept him

    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. Mama
    Member

    That is normal and it will shrink in time ,don't touch it as you don't want to pass on any infection. Can't say definately that mama will accept it but as I said you really only have one of two choices . It may not make either way . Good luck ,Mama .

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. campbell ridge
    Administrator

    The thing on his belly is where he was attached to the shell - called the yolk sac. It gets absorbed into the body. As he was prematurely removed from the egg he will still have this for a day or so. Do not touch it as it can get infected and will be tender.

    Sarah L
    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. jules
    Member

    ok thank u so much and i just give him sugar water i have baby chick food but doesnt want to open beak for sugar water so i know he wont eat i am sure

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. Mama
    Member

    The gosling doesn't need food yet as it is still absorbing the yolk sac. Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  16. jules
    Member

    thank u so much sorry to ask basic questions but like i said i have not been around animals and of course this would happen when the owners r gone

    Posted 6 years ago #
  17. Mama
    Member

    No question is basic Jules and sorry to hear the owners are not around to help. Just persevere with a few drops of water and fingers crossed it will be ok. how many eggs does mama goose have under her still?

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  18. jules
    Member

    1 had hatched one i am worried this goose neck is not stable and he is only drinking when i tap his beak gently of course i know there is a good chance he wont make it but i want him to be comfortable he just lays flat maybe i should take a pic is there somewhere to post so u could see

    Posted 6 years ago #
  19. Mama
    Member

    It sounds exactly like a little gosling I had to help last year. Couldn't stand or support its neck and falling over backwards. I had her in a box with a cuddly toy and propped her up against it .Also fed drops of water as you are doing by tapping it's beak . It was a good 24hrs before it could stand properly but still very wobbly at which time I had fed it some wet chick crumb. Hope this helps .

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  20. jules
    Member

    it sure does so i just joined this sight out of desperation can anyone post a pic would love for u to see the cute little guy maybe he wont chase me like his mom and dad when i go out to feed

    Posted 6 years ago #
  21. Mama
    Member

    Sara admin will send you a code when she comes on which will enable you to send pics .Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  22. Jules if you are on facebook farming friends has a page you could post photos there while waiting for the code from Sara, hope the little one makes it, Mama is giving you excellent advice and has kept ducks chickens and geese for many years so knows what she's talking about

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  23. jules
    Member

    yes she has been so helpful and it hasd helped me remain calm i feel so bad for the little guy

    Posted 6 years ago #
  24. Jules is there still more eggs to hatch yet

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  25. Hi Jules,
    Hope your gosling is ok. Mama is giving exceleent advice. I have sent you an email about adding photos to the forum.
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Posted 6 years ago #
  26. jules
    Member

    sara do i have to be added on ur facebook to post on ur group

    Posted 6 years ago #
  27. jules you can join the group on facebook or just add photos here following saras instructions in the email this is the right farming friends on fb
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=44523236595

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  28. ahh had it pointed out that this link dosnt work lol sorry

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  29. Mama
    Member

    Hi Jules, how is the gosling doing ? Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #

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