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  1. SunshineMary

    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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    Black spots on pullets' combs

    My nine-month old pullets have suddenly got black spots on their combs. I'm wondering if anyone knows what these are. Is it frostbite? We live in Michigan and have a 10 x 10 coop and 10x10 covered run for nine chickens. The temperatures have been in the 20s at night lately. Previously we had...
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    Silver Sulfadiazine to heal an injured goose beak.

    Our Pilgrim gander, Uncle Waldo, is like an insatiably curious toddler and gets into EVERYTHING. Well, he just had to figure out why the apple tree saplings had chicken wire around them, so he stuck his big beak into the fencing and cut it badly: Our vet cleaned it and closed the wound with...
  4. SunshineMary

    Ducks, geese, turkeys, and chickens, oh my!

    Hello! We are new to raising poultry and got 9 pullets, 4 turkeys, 2 Pilgrim geese, and a baker's dozen of ducks this past spring. We're having a ton of fun but have so much to learn! We live in Michigan near the Ann Arbor area on ten acres.
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