Friday 13 April 2012

Floppy Gosling Syndrome

Its actually called, "Spraddled legs". This happens when the goslings have retained too much water and are too heavy to support themselves after hatching, their legs splay out to the side. The cure, according to an old book on geese, is to hobble the legs with a double strand of soft wool around the ankles. It seems to be working for this one.
Goose wrangler demonstrates the hobble

  Remedial swimming in warm water in the kitchen sink is also recommended. It takes the weight off the legs and strengthens the muscles.

 In case you are worried this gosling is now up and running with his/her siblings

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