gosling not looking so good

Posted by: nessa

gosling not looking so good - 05/26/13 01:29 PM

This is my first time here, hello all. I need some advise on my gosling that has just hatched. I beleive that this baby has come to this world to soon and I pray that my gosling make it through the day, There seems to be alot a blood, and what seems to be the yolk sac large between its belly and now is exposed. Is there anything I can do ?
Posted by: Foehn

Re: gosling not looking so good - 05/26/13 08:50 PM

Doesn't sound very promising, but you may be able to wrap the gosling carefully with gladwrap (cling film) to keep the yolk sac clean and moist, and keep the bird warm. If it is going to absorb the yolksac, it will assist. If it continues to deteriorate, consider humane dispatching. It sounds as if it should have stayed in its shell for a few days more. Birds will sometimes open a breathing hole, even if not ready to completely pip. It's important not to be tempted to help them out at this stage, as yolk absorption and absorption of blood within the membrane, will continue to be used up. There are some circumstances where I will help out a chick that is genuinely stuck, but that does take skill to recognise when to help.
If he does survive, he may always be weak.