Goldilocks had her vet checkup yesterday (all good)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bantymum, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Well, My mum was staying with us and wanted to go and visit her friend who is an avian vet so he could look at her precious little dog!
    I thought wow, ill come too and take Goldie with me so he can trim her spurs and have a look at her.
    She is 16 years old and will be 17 next year, for newbies who havent heard of her!!
    He was really impressed with her health and he chopped her spurs for me and said she looks like she will live "forever" I told him she also laid an egg the day before, you should have heard her whinging cause a broody silkie was hogging the nest.
    Anyhow Ive seen the best chicken vet in this state, he also does zoo birds interstate when needed.
    I mentioned BYC and he said "yeah, thats a great site isnt it" so im really happy, and Im lucky to have an avian Vet who is only 10 minutes drive from me.
    Take care y'all
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2007
  2. Mac

    Mac Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    South Central PA
    What wonderful news about Goldilocks! I've been thinking about her and wondering how she was doing. Thanks for the update. And you are so fortunate to have a good avian vet. I can't find one around here yet.
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Great for Goldie! I can't believe she is still laying. Have you ever hatch or had anyone hatch eggs from her? I was wondering if her long life is a genetic thing as well as the excellent care. Go Goldie! [​IMG]
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Wow - 16 going on 17! What wonderful proof that our feathered friends with good care and good genes and good luck can live as long as cats and dogs. How few in this world get to live even a small fraction of that time. [​IMG]

    And how wonderful that you have a great avian vet nearby - such a rare commodity in most parts!
  5. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Hooray! I always like to hear about Goldilocks. [​IMG] I'm glad she's been pronounced healthy!

  6. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    I am glad to hear Goldilocks is doing good. I honestly believe we don't really know(i mean people in general) much when it comes to poultry or livestock in general. That is because livestock never lives long enough for us to study. Who knows actually how long a chicken lives? Most are killed after a few years, once egg production winds down. Who knows how long pigs and cattle live and the etc. There is little time given to poultry in vet school and believe it or not I think the people here know more on poultry than any vets as it seems chickens are low man on the totem pole for livestock.
  7. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    I agree with Farmer Kitty - I think Goldi should become a mom!
  8. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    [​IMG] wow I didnt know they lived that long.........that is great news....lucky you with that vet so close [​IMG]
  9. Thanks, I have let her brood some day old langshans before as I didnt have a roo when she was at breeding age.
    She laid another egg today, gee she sure makes a huge noise when she does.
    She has a little bodyguard, the only female langshan that she brought up. Its so sweet, she never leaves her stepmum, even now.
    Yes, this vet is so good that the zoos fly him to visit any birds that need specialised attention, he also teaches vet nurses at college how to handle birds.
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's really cool!!
    Give her a big hug from all of us.

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