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dave d



Joined: 03 Jul 2005
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Location: somerset
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 05 12:41 pm    Post subject: embden goose  Reply with quote    

think i,m doin this right anyway my male goose is looseing lots of his feathers the main wing ones as well need help it all started with loss of feathers on his neck just under his head so i tried anti mite spray on his neck and under his wings and i am afraid it might be a alergic reaction feathers all over the lawn at the moment hope someone can help daved

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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 05 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You've done it right. I can't help you but I'm sure someone that can will be along soon.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 05 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Daved, I don't know much about geese but I have a vague impression they moult earlier than chickens (who seem to be late summer/autumn/early winter) - a quick search on the web suggests this might be the case and I hope that by replying here one of our resident goose keepers will see your post and be able to offer more information.

Certainly "feathers all over the lawn" sounds like moulting to me but of course you want to make sure it isn't anything serious.

Nanny



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
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Location: carms in wales
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 05 2:20 pm    Post subject: embden goose Reply with quote    

i kept them for a while and loved them

it sounds very much liek moult......particularly as it is the primaries on the wings as well

stand firm and don't panic yet.......

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 05 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our geese are moulting at the moment...they do at this time of year.

Geese are very hardy and I wouldn't worry yet.

dave d



Joined: 03 Jul 2005
Posts: 52
Location: somerset
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 05 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks for the help everyone wot a wonderfull site i am here to stay

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 05 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Glad you got the help you needed Dave, there are some really helpful people here. Are you keeping the geese as layers, pets or for the meat?

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 05 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dave: nice to meet you and glad you're staying!

I've just (Sunday) got my first ducks, so I'm a poultry novice too. I get up earlier than ever before to a) check they've survived the night and b) let them out into the rain! It's just like having a new baby, when you keep checking it's still breathing! Even the old chap has taken to them, having said they were nothing to do with him.

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