Goose sick - please help.
Live beside a pond for 10 years now. Have many Mallards and one 10+ year old goose. (She was here when we moved in) She lost her mate about 2 years ago. Has seemed to do okay having the companionship of the Mallards. About two days ago she started having trouble walking and keeping her balance when she is eating or drinking. Still eating/drinking but not as much. Don't see any bites or punture wounds on her. She's not wanting me to get too close. Any suggestions on what I can do to help her?
One other issue that may play a part - About 2-3 months ago a flock of Canadian Geese came (30+) The Canadian geese had babies and now are very protective. The Canadian geese are very demanding when I feed my goose and the Mallards. I think it's time they move on but they are staying around of course b/c of the good food/water source. Any thoughts on how to "encourage" them to leave? Could this causing/ contributing to my goose's symptoms? Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.