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Do you worry about thier feet freezing?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by MsMelvin, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. MsMelvin

    MsMelvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 8 degrees outside and the snow is about 6 inches deep. I let Lucy out and she sits down and pulls her feet in...
     
  2. 4nematode

    4nematode Out Of The Brooder

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  3. MsMelvin

    MsMelvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting!

    (Her coop floor has a fluffy layer of hay & shavings). I'm giving her back her freedom; thank you.

    Guess I just worry too much about the critters that live here : )
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jennifer (at the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue) explained it to me too. I had asked her this question. But it is hard to really understand without the visual. Thanks for that website, that explained it and made it easy to understand. I too had worried.
     
  5. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Usually snow is warmer than air, have you seen them swim on water with a skim of ice on it? the water is right at 32F
     
  6. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! I saw my muscovies in the snow yesterday, and they didn't look frozen! They perform this funny "dance" ritual- they stick out their foot, shake it vigorously, then tuck it up inside their body somewhere. [​IMG] Don't forget they have all that down for a reason. They can sit on the snow and they're protected by their cushiony feathery jackets. [​IMG] If you're still concerned you can give them straw.
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine love the water even at 29 degrees, they swim in our ponds but prefer these tubs i provide for them.
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