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    How to bind gosling spraddled legs

    She’s doing great! We removed the vet wrap and she is walking around. She’s just a little wobbly when she tries to run.
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    How to bind gosling spraddled legs

    Update: Today when we changed the vet wrap, one leg is already fairly stable under her when unbound. The other leg has made progress but still pushes out to the side. There was some swelling of her ankles, which I think indicates that we need to wrap the cuffs a little looser. However she is...
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    How to bind gosling spraddled legs

    Our broody Pilgrim goose hatched five fat, fluffy goslings last week. When she and the babies left the nest, I went to clean it out and found a few eggs remaining. Candling showed that one of the eggs had a live gosling inside, so I brought it inside and put it in the incubator to finish...
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    2018 Hatchalong

    Broodies do it best! Hatching score so far... Me with incubator: 3 Broody goose: 5
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    Review by 'SunshineMary' in article 'Ducks in the Garden'

    What a clever and charming permaculture garden!
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    Why are my poults dying?

    In my experience, poults from hatcheries do best on medicated turkey/game bird starter crumbles. Poults are the only birds I use medicated feed for.
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    Michigan Thread - all are welcome!

    Thank you for your reply! However, Perry is a bit farther than I had wanted to go. I was able to find some on craigslist, so I am all set. The chicks will be offered first to families of my students, as I work in an area where there is still a lot of active agriculture. If there are any...
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    Michigan Thread - all are welcome!

    Hello Michiganders, I work in an elementary school and would like to acquire some fresh, fertile chicken eggs of any type to hatch in an incubator at school. I have fertile goose and turkey eggs, but they take so long to hatch that I would prefer to do chicken eggs. If you live in Washtenaw...
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    Turkey poultry wanted

    I raise midget whites but I live in Michigan. However, if you don’t mind going with a big hatchery, Stromberg’s and McMurray’s sell midget white poults straight run.
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    Pilgrim gosling... boy or girl

    I agree with Gray Farms. I have hatched many Pilgrim goslings; that is a girl. Congratulations!
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    2018 Hatchalong

    :weeIt’s a girl!
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    2018 Hatchalong

    Hatching, Round 2...external pipping! REALLY hoping for a better outcome than I had last week.
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    2018 Hatchalong

    Well, I am very sad right now. The gosling had made himself a nice external pip but didn’t make much more progress all day. I thought I would assist if he still wasn’t out when evening came, but when I went to check him a couple of hours later, he had died! I have never had that happen before...
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    2018 Hatchalong

    Today is hatching day for five of my Pilgrim eggs. Unfortunately, when I candled the eggs while transferring them to the lockdown incubator, I found that 4 of the 5 failed to internally pip and showed no movement. So this morning one lonely little gosling has externally pipped and is working...
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    Gosling with broken leg?

    Leg problems in water fowl can sometimes be due to niacin deficiency, so adding B vitamins is a good suggestion. I always sprinkle brewer’s yeast powder on my ducklings’ and goslings’ food.
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