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  1. 3xhhheather

    Severe Neglect Case! (Photos)

    I wanted to post an update, the babies have made a lot of progress this week! Their feet are looking great, feathers are coming in, and they're gaining weight. A few of the scabs have come off a bit early (not picking at them!) and it does look like there are one or two true bumbles, but I'll...
  2. 3xhhheather

    Severe Neglect Case! (Photos)

    I know typically the odds of them having it are low, but I read through Storey’s again and with the condition I found them in and some of the symptoms matching up I’m treating it as a better safe than sorry. Their poops are looking better, but it could be the better feed/living conditions or the...
  3. 3xhhheather

    Best hatchery?

    I’ve ordered from Metzer & Ideal, all super healthy ducklings that turned into beautiful adults. I would say watch out for My Pet Chicken, I ordered 3 geese — Buff Dewlap females, one turned out to be a male, another is an American Buff lol of course I rehomed the only female before knowing...
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    Duck not cleaning herself

    I have a girl that hasn’t molted either and she’s also looking rough, unfortunately everything I‘ve read to force a molt seems a bit cruel (withholding food & water for three days or caged up with the light on for days on end). I’ve come to the decision that as long as she’s bathing, eating...
  5. 3xhhheather

    Severe Neglect Case! (Photos)

    They’re doing great! A little wobbly, but energy levels are still high. They are loving the Mazuri food and have started to form a bond with me, crying whenever I’m out of sight 🥺 Had to order the liquid vitamin B, TSC was out, but it should be here by Friday! The two smaller goslings seem to...
  6. 3xhhheather

    Severe Neglect Case! (Photos)

    Yep it’s the same toe on all of them and it’s a blunt cut, the two week olds have it too, so I’m guessing he used nail clippers and then no further treatment.
  7. 3xhhheather

    Severe Neglect Case! (Photos)

    That’s the plan! I’m thinking a epsom salt baths with the comfrey salve rub down for about a week and then assess. Normally for bumbles I do a epsom soak and then just pick the softened scab off, add silver sulfadiazine ointment and then wrap until a scab forms again. Even that sounds like too...
  8. 3xhhheather

    Severe Neglect Case! (Photos)

    Do you know if the silver sulfide cream will work if an area still has a scab? I don’t want to add to their stress by picking at their feet, but the epsom salt baths should be good!
  9. 3xhhheather

    Severe Neglect Case! (Photos)

    I got a one line response from animal control — We’ll investigate this. So I’ll be following up with them on Monday and then every week until I get an actual answer. I think her stance is a nutritional thing, she’s so much smaller than the boys and they’ve gotten nippy with her over food so I...
  10. 3xhhheather

    Severe Neglect Case! (Photos)

    I did a quick google search and it looks like this is an old practice to do with raising and releasing mallards. Not even going to wrap my head around that, because these are domesticated geese and why not just buy bands to identify them 😡
  11. 3xhhheather

    Severe Neglect Case! (Photos)

    Morning update! All six made it through the night and their poops, while not great are no longer trending on the terracotta color side of things. They've been eating like crazy, drinking tons of water, and energy levels are still high. I called my vet this morning and she's unable to see me for...
  12. 3xhhheather

    Severe Neglect Case! (Photos)

    I'm super frazzled and extremely upset and because it's a Sunday these babies can't get to a vet right now. This morning I met with a breeder to purchase six pilgrim goslings, 4 (1MO) and 2 (2W)...before he even opened the box I could smell the rot coming off of them. They were absolutely caked...
  13. 3xhhheather

    Bald Eagles

    It was a bald eagle, it was close enough I could see the white head and dang was that bird massive! —— Thanks y’all! Heavy duty aviary netting is a bit out of my budget at the moment, but I am getting some 2inch heavy knotted netting. Patching up any of the weird open areas we have and adding...
  14. 3xhhheather

    North Carolina

    I know it’s late, but looking for 3-4 goslings this spring. Interested in Super Africans, Saddleback Pomeranians, Pilgrims, or Exhibition Toulouse, thanks!
  15. 3xhhheather

    Bald Eagles

    Do you think netting would be enough? Their space is just too big and awkward to do anything more permanent like wire fencing overhead.
  16. 3xhhheather

    It's Soup Weather! Share Your Favorite Recipes Here!

    This is my go-to, I'll make a huge batch and freeze (without the dumplings). Favorite thing to eat it with is some super tangy sourdough. https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/one-pot-broccoli-cheddar-and-dumplings/
  17. 3xhhheather

    Duck Addicts Anonymous (DAA)

    Love my ducks, but those geese!! :love
  18. 3xhhheather

    Emu Hatch A Long

    Following! Love the mix of math/science in with adorable baby emus 🧡
  19. 3xhhheather

    Bald Eagles

    Their pen is covered by several larger trees, during the summer it's almost impossible to see the birds from above, but right now there's no leaf cover :/
  20. 3xhhheather

    Bald Eagles

    The past couple of weeks my husband & I kept hearing what sounded like an eagle, we looked up the closest nesting areas are about 10 miles away. Well, today I saw it! Just skating on the wind, it felt so wild to see it, but then of course this is a new issue to deal with. I have three guard...
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