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post #11 of 18
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I'm logging off for a while. Time to feed the chickens and rabbits, milk the goats etc. I must also re-arrange my goose ... she is in fact standing in her water with her rear positioned alarming over the food bowl (Please don't Pilly!!)


@Ebarnes-21how is your Pilly today?  in worming water fowl you worm once then re worm in 10 days. I worm my water fowl 1X a year  my chickens 3X a year. Also depends on where you live warmer  wetter climates you may need to worm  more often.   That's great you can do a fecal at home.. Hope she is feeling much better today..

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #12 of 18
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Finally back on line, my internet went on the blink!

Pilly seems to be slowly getting better ... she is now back out in the hospital hutch, eating and drinking, seems much happier.
She's not wolfing into food, but steadily nibbling through and getting a decent amount.
Poop has returned to mostly normal.

Someone else fed her last thing yesterday and didn't wet the feed enough though so she didn't eat it ... so I spent an hour outside at midnight holding a torch for her to have dinner Lol!
post #13 of 18
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Finally back on line, my internet went on the blink!

Pilly seems to be slowly getting better ... she is now back out in the hospital hutch, eating and drinking, seems much happier.
She's not wolfing into food, but steadily nibbling through and getting a decent amount.
Poop has returned to mostly normal.

Someone else fed her last thing yesterday and didn't wet the feed enough though so she didn't eat it ... so I spent an hour outside at midnight holding a torch for her to have dinner Lol!

I hope it wasn't as cold there as here. or some one would have had to put you by the fire to thaw you out.  lol

 

That is great news that she is progressing. I feed my flock Fermented feed and they are so spoiled they won't eat their feed dry any more. 

 

I hope this is a big turn around and she keeps on making steady progress. It might help to put another of her sibs in with her if she is steady on her feet because they just seem to do so much better if they have company. 

 

Thanks for update.  and please keep them coming. oh and did you know BYC also has a sister thread called Back yard Herds. since you mentioned goats.


Edited by Miss Lydia - 1/6/16 at 4:09am

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #14 of 18
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Lol no fortunately its not too cold here ... gosh if it was like that she would still be inside overnight!

She is continuing to get stronger, is now back with her siblings this morning (basically because she demanded it, and we figured if she can demand that vigorously she is ready), and is doing very well.

She's steady on her feet, has good appetite, is keeping with the flock, and looks all healthy again (still needs to put on weight of course, and we're feeding her up).

They've all been wormed and will be again in due course.

No problems with her siblings ... in fact they're amazing. I don't know whether this is normal for geese or whether we have a very sweet bunch, but there is never any bullying. I've never seen anything like it in any animal before ... not one of them has ever so much as looked badly at another. Even over feed they are gentle, peaceful, ask nicely, and step aside to let others in. In fact they make sure everyone has a fair share. If only human children were that good at saying Please and Thankyou!

When Pilly was weak they were careful of her, at least when they were near her, they would be gentle and slow, stand next to her talking quietly, and show every sign of concern if she tripped ... very strange.

Now she is back with them they won't let her out if their sight, they're keeping an eye on her and there is always a goose next to her ... very caring creatures apparently. I've seen roosters that sit by sick hens before, but never a whole bunch of birds behaving like this. And she is much happier for being back with them. At this stage I think her flock can give her the care she needs best. Lucky girl to have such a sweet bunch of siblings!
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@Ebarnes-21   this is great news!! Aren't geese just amazing they form such strong bonds.I am so happy to here Philly is back with her flock and feeling good again.. When ever you get a chance please posts some pics..

 

I never get tired of watching the interactions between my 4 geese they cannot stand to be out of each other site. 

 

Thanks so much for updating..

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #16 of 18
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Their interactions are amazing! As a species, although they have a reputation for aggression, and I can believe they would be pretty rough if one of their own was threatened, for agreement and peace within their family group they put us to shame Lol. Kids are never that good!

I will be posting pics soon, as I want to identify the breed of the other 5. I suspect it won't be possible though ... I believe they are a old flock established in the 1800's, and although they are similar to pilgrims, they are different, and I suspect unique.
post #17 of 18
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Their interactions are amazing! As a species, although they have a reputation for aggression, and I can believe they would be pretty rough if one of their own was threatened, for agreement and peace within their family group they put us to shame Lol. Kids are never that good!

I will be posting pics soon, as I want to identify the breed of the other 5. I suspect it won't be possible though ... I believe they are a old flock established in the 1800's, and although they are similar to pilgrims, they are different, and I suspect unique.

I look forward to seeing them. You'll begin to noticed gander from goose once they get to breeding age then you will really see the protectiveness come out in the ganders. They perceive everything as a threat including us. lol   But that is why they make such great parents and papa goose is as much a part of the raising of his gosling as mama goose is. They are just very special.

 

I bet @servpolice will be very interested in seeing these pics too he loves a mystery. ;)

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #18 of 18

Regarding goats and geese.  My dairy goats and geese got along well with two caveats: 1- During geese breeding season, my male goose kept attacking my goats.  My goats didn't mind because they were usually racing past him to get to the milk stand, otherwise they stayed out of each others way. 

2- The kids are sometimes over playful and I worried about them unintentionally hurting the geese.  So I separated them from spring to fall.  If the area is big enough, I don't see any reason you couldn't keep a couple of goats in there with them to keep the grass short. 

 

When I had cattle I had a pasture flock of ducks and geese that I kept with them.  I never had any problems with that set-up.

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