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post #11 of 19

Daisy, my africans and muscovy ducks free range my horse pasture 24/7 and do great.  My other ducks are also over there, but they put themselves up in their coop at night as they are miserable being outside in our extra bitter cold weather.  My dewlaps also live outside 24/7 in my front yard and do pretty well, but they appreciate deep bedding so they are not sleeping directly on the frozen ground.  All my waterfowl get lots of whole kernel corn to help keep weight on, but they tend to lose a bit of their fatty pouches over the winter.  Luckily, they bounce right back in the spring when the lush pasture grass grows back.  I have a couple of toulouse/african ganders and muscovy ducks that can fly really well, but they never leave the property. 

 

Poultry Couture, you avatar is hysterical.  I showed it to my hubby because it reminded me of his mare when she was a yearling.  He thought it was a hoot, too. gig.gif

My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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post #12 of 19
lol.png thnx!
post #13 of 19
We have lots of dog houses full of hay and a big barn with hay and heat lamps for them. We throw out plenty of scratch and corn for them. Plus some clovers. They eat a lot of our chicken coop compost. We feed them watermelon also! The scratch usually fattens them up pretty good for winter to keep warm!
post #14 of 19
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Is this what you feed in the winter too?

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

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The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

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post #15 of 19
In the winter, I feed my geese grass hay, complete feed (mazuri or flock raiser), and whole kernel corn. They also get fresh fruit and/or veggies as treats.
My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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post #16 of 19
Where do you get the whole kernel corn? Is it dried, like the cracked corn? Thanks much!! Joanne aka Squirrelbug
post #17 of 19
I get it at my local feed store. It is $14.50 for 50lb bag. It is dried like cracked, but whole corn is better to feed than cracked. big_smile.png
My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 32 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 16 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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post #18 of 19

Ok, thanks!  I was in the feed store today and just briefly looked for it, didn't find it, so I decided to wait and ask here :)  Next time I go down, I will get some (hopefully they will have some).

 

Thanks again!

 

Joanne
 

post #19 of 19
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Ok, thanks!  I was in the feed store today and just briefly looked for it, didn't find it, so I decided to wait and ask here :)  Next time I go down, I will get some (hopefully they will have some).

 

Thanks again!

 

Joanne
 

All my feed store had was corn for deer they package themselves but it looked the same as regular dried corn, and my goodness does my flock love it, every morning is Sammt following me around till i go in and get the corn I toss it on the ground and it's every bird for himself they are so crazy for it. It's a special treat here. 10.00 for 50lb. 

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 16 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..
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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 16 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..
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