Turns out the front third of the little webbed foot was curled back under. She was still navigating but with a definite hitch in her get-a-long.
We tried unfolding the foot which didn't seem to cause any distress to the gosling, and then tried to tape it to keep it flat, but nothing remained on her foot for long.
Finally I made a little square out of strapping tape which is clear tape with filament inside it (makes it extra strong), put her little unfolded foot on that and then applied another square of the strapping tape on the top of her foot. I pressed the edges of the tape tightly together along with putting a little pressure on the bottom and top of the tape covering her foot.
Then I trimmed the square of tape up a bit. Put her back in the brooder and found that the bottom of the tape pad was too slippery and she kept falling over.
Out of the brooder she came again. I painted some rubber cement on the bottom of the pad, and we dipped that in some fine grit making a sand paper-y grip on the bottom which kept the foot from slipping on the bedding in the brooder.
Her walk is still a little funny, but the "brace" has stayed on and she rapidly runs around the brooder like the Energizer
So, two questions: Have any of you ever had this foot problem with chicks, ducklings or goslings? How did you handle it?
And any suggestions for a name for our little gimpy gal? Since the goslings came from a hatchery in Oklahoma, we were thinking of using names for the four related to the musical and movie, "Oklahoma." What do you think?