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My pair of Pilgrim Geese hatched three eggs this spring, (their first year!), one died (the male) so they have two remaining females who are about 7-8 weeks old now....  I would like to trade someone with pilgrims for unrelated females.... if I can't find anyone that I would like to sell for $50.00 each.  I am located in Bloomfield, NY.... PS they were mama hatched and raised!       i 
95 under the light..... they don't appear either too cold or too hot..... (crowded or spread way out)....and they've got plenty of room to go out further if they want.  I lost 6 total.... i'm down to 9..... keeping my fingers crossed as it's been an entire night and day without losing one......  with my luck they're all Toms......
Not a stupid question at all....but a valid one :)  Yes, it is 28% Turkey and Gamebird starter.  So far I have 9 holding in there....... Hoping it gets better from here .....
I got 15 poults from Strombergs on Thursday, started them on a 28% medicated grower made sure everyone was drinking and included a vitamin/electrolyte solution in the water (approved for turkeys).  Saturday one died, yesterday 3 died and one died last night.  They all appear active and healthy one minute and dead the next.  They are in a stock tank (which sat empty for a year and was then disinfected) and I purposely bought brand new 1 gallon feeder and waterer so as not...
Thanks for letting me know that at least I'm not alone!  I haven't done anything for the drake other than kept him comfortable.  He healed well the last time without intervention.  He absolutely hates contact and it seems to cause him more stress to be handled.  He just flips out.  Why he was so daft as to go out there again after the last time i don't know.  I gave him immune boosters in his water last time and plenty of rest seemed to help.  It's been cold enough that...
About a month ago my pilgrim gander nearly killed my cayuga drake.  He put a silver dollar sized hole in his back.  The drake, gander, goose and 5 other cayuga ducks all arrived together from the hatchery and have been raised together.  They shared a 12 x 12 horse stall at night and had access to over an acre pasture during the day.  We pulled out the drake and let him heal until we could come up with a plan.  A few days ago, my husband fenced off a small separate area...
Thanks All,  they're not exactly white, more of a pale mottled gray/green, but such a light hue that I think white would pass over brown to them.   I tried golf balls on my buckeye chickens and no dice.  I had to go with the ceramic brown eggs from McMurray.  they just don't have a duck size egg.
I want to encourage them to keep laying in the nest area.  Not taking all the eggs seems to help and it's less stressful for them.  They get rather flustered when I just walk off with their babies... .... this way they come in and think everything is status quo. And I get eggs for baking.  Everyone is happy
My cayuga ducks have just started laying and I want to remove the eggs but also want to leave some artificial ones that look similiar to theirs in the same spot.  They are a bit larger than chicken eggs and lighter in color.  I can't seem to find any duck sized fake eggs on line.  Anyone have a source?
I am having quite an issue with my 6 cayuga ducks making holes (pretty good ones!) in the ground around their pool (kiddie pool) and waterer.  If I move them, they make more holes with their beaks, and then splash water in them and just make them deeper.  Should I fill the holes with sand or gravel?  I am feeding everyone Blue Seal Grower-Cal and they have an acre pasture to graze in (fenced in).  I'm wondering are they lacking in a mineral, just trying to get to grit or...
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