I've had poultry off and on for many years but have only had peas for 3 years. My losses have always been predator related so I know NOTHING about the disease aspect. I would much rather find out about disease by reading about it before I have problems so I have some questions I hope someone can answer for me. I got into peas by buying a trio from Mt. Hope. That was before I discovered this forum. When my this years babies were old enough to go outside I have kept them contained, but didn't realize that they shouldn't have been on the ground. They are almost 6 months old now, have been wormed twice with first safeguard and then ivermectin (both times). Should I change the wormer next time? I have been bedding them in TSC's wood chip/sawdust bedding, since fall covered with leaves. I am going to run out of leaves, does sawdust/wood chips cause sinus or respiratory problems? They are eating fermented chick grower (22%), which they love, with either spirulina pellets, alfalfa cubes or cat food, and a small amount of vionate and meal worms for treats. They are all about the same size as my full grown hen. Is this a sufficient diet for them? My hen gets her choice of the same or wheat. Most days they free range all day and go in at night (more or less, sometimes I have to herd them in). Are they going to reach an age where they refuse to go in at night? I live "in the thumb" of Michigan, after this year will it be too cold for them to be outside with a 3 sided shelter? Thanks for your patience with my long thread and any help you can give me.