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    Lethargic puffy hen

    What is a good average life expectancy (not taking predators into account) of a golden comet?
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    Lethargic puffy hen

    Thank you a bunch for the analysis. I cremated her already. The pic of that full crop looks like some of my hens. They get exercise all day free ranging and since we started they have gotten much more muscular.
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    Lethargic puffy hen

    This is the second time this happened to one of our hens. She just stopped moving around. Wouldn't jump on roost, and just felt swollen and puffy. Stomach felt like full of water. Barely eating. After two days i lovingly put her down this morning. Having had to do this 3 times in the last...
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    Fencing advice

    We fenced in a couple acres and used 6' fence rolls, and 7.5' T-posts. Im now adding an electric fence to the bottom 6 inches of each t-post. Its about 1,500 feet. I'm having to add the electricity because of foxes who at some spots can scurry under the fence. Also adding a skirt that's flat...
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    Male pilgrim weight

    I am wondering. I figured 2 years was full grown but he's not at 15 pounds and eats just fine.
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    Male pilgrim weight

    We also feed, all flock, waterfowl feed (not in water), scratch, and they graze on 2 acres all day. The struggle is real between the hens and geese.
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    Male pilgrim weight

    Oh he never stopped eating! Always has had a voracious appetite. We always give them corn on the cob and other vegetables. Elsa loves apples too. We are with them all the time so size wise he actually seems bigger since we got them.
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    Odd "cut" on bill?

    Elsa was fussing the entire operation! :) she was in the room with him. She goes batty when she is separated from him even for a second. She was a little confused with him being unresponsive as it took him about 3 hours to be able to stand afterwards.
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    Male pilgrim weight

    So at vet this weekend and got to weigh Louie. He only weighs 11 pounds. He's 2 years old. Is that full grown? Should he be more like 15 pounds?
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    Odd "cut" on bill?

    Hi all, so an update. This wound didnt seem to want to heal on one side. So off to vet we went yesterday. Dr said it was a laceration from who knows what and when debris is introduced into the wound, the pus forms a hard casing around it and creates a festering abscess. So she had to give...
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    Goose prep for Winter and pool

    Oh im not sure about the pen, herding is getting easier. Pure pandemonium in the pond though :)
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    Goose prep for Winter and pool

    Yup, the front is still open and i was going to leave one vertical board out on the front for venting. There are cracks all the way around also because the pallet boards are not flush.
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    Goose prep for Winter and pool

    Got 3 sides up so far. Today i start on front and will install an auto door opener inside the main door. Still debating if im going to roof or tarp this winter. Might be a project for summer. We have electricity run in there also so we have a wifi controlled bulb, power for pond pumps...
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    Our geese prefer some kiddie pool to big one

    So the filters SEEM to be working. The pentek filters down to 50 microns. Plus we have the UV filter running. We are pretty nervous about the water going bad as they constantly drink from the pond too. Should we treat the water with something that won't corrode the tank?
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