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Sorry for the loss. With MG, the grounds and yard do not need to be disinfected. The bacteria only remain alive for 2-3 days after the chicken is gone. Routine cleaning of the premises, and disinfecting equipment would be all that is necessary.


Yeap that is what the Vet  said, plus any feathers can harbor the MG virus for 3 to 4 months. Also in a back yard flock MG free is next to impossible to have. He also said depopulating is a waste of time and money because of that and people! The best thing to do is treat when they show signs of being sick. Easy enough I guess. placed my order for "clean" birds for the New Year!!

 

I couldn't catch the game bird but took the 2 Silky Roo's 1 alive and the dead one. Actually glad I did, the live one was showing signs of being sick. swollen eye. Watched the necropsy. Very neat.

 

The Dr with the USDA lab was very helpful and the anatomy class was great. So now I only have 2 ducks and 1 game chicken left from my friends. My original flock is doing great, still molting and very spotty egg production, but as long as they don't die I am happy and can handle the lack of production. If there is anything different that is bad I will post it. But right now it looks like bad birds with multiple "bugs".

Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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 He also said depopulating is a waste of time and money 

 

Out of all the conversation I have had with you and so many others, that right there was possibly the most relieving sentence I have yet to read haha.  I feel like I did the right thing by not culling my whole flock!!  i am so glad  your original flock did not get all the crud.  And I hope they never do.  Keep up posted on the silky roo results!

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"Raising kids is like being pecked to death by chickens."
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Out of all the conversation I have had with you and so many others, that right there was possibly the most relieving sentence I have yet to read haha.  I feel like I did the right thing by not culling my whole flock!!  i am so glad  your original flock did not get all the crud.  And I hope they never do.  Keep up posted on the silky roo results!


I can relate! made me happy too!!!

 

Here is a partial of the lab results:

 

 

L a b o r a t o r y   F i n d i n g s / D i a g n o s i s

 

 

1.Mycoplasma infection (MG and MS): moderate to severe conjunctivitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis and airsacculitis. Birds A and B.

2.Cecal worms, mild, bird B. (B was the dead bird)

 

Not sure what the MS,is off the top of my head, but the rest I can treat and move on with. I'm going to fire up the weed burner and burn the feathers out in the 1000 sq ft run and hope that the rest don't get sick when I move them into the new Quarters! Guess I might as well burn all the feathers I can find! Might help to prevent further cases or new out brakes. IF not I still had fun playing with fire!! Unless the feathers smell like hair when burning then UGH glad I am up wind!! 

Hope every one is healthy and having a great day and your birds too!!

 

Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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MS is mycoplasma synoviae, which is a bacterial infection that is a respiratory disease just like MG, but it affects the joints of chickens.

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MS is mycoplasma synoviae, which is a bacterial infection that is a respiratory disease just like MG, but it affects the joints of chickens.

OMG! That explains why they "walked" stiff and not strutting! They had that when they came to me! Had not looked into it yet thanks! My I wish I would have listened to the voices of warning even before I saw them. I knew they were bad chickens!

Off the top of your gray matter Eggcessive is that "virus" safe for humans? Can they be eaten? I am going to read up on it so it doesn't really matter if you know or not! Just looking for a quick answer
Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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MS is not a threat to humans. I'm sure that many people eat chickens who are positive for MG or MS. They may not be aware of it. But I would not eat them if they were given antibiotics. Here is some info about MS:

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/99/mycoplasma-synoviae-infection-ms-infectious-synovitis/

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/mycoplasmosis/mycoplasma_synoviae_infection_in_poultry_infectious_synovitis.html

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Eggcessive Thanks a lot!! Sorry meant to get back to you sooner But between cleaning and the goat trying to help and my honey do list I got lost!!

 

Rain too we got rain!! More of if in the last 2 weeks then all last year!! But that's another story. Apparently the new coop location is in a flood zone!!! I guess my property sits ever so slightly at a lower elevation then the neighbors and the water flows right under the coop, which now needs a new foundation under half of it as the leveling pillars are shrinking:lau

Guess I should have planned that better:idunno LOL I just love doing things over for a second time said no man ever!!!

 

Thanks again for the help and hopefully this will help others in the future.

Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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Screen Name should have been cornfedhogeditor! Don't know what happened but it did so I'm stuck with it!!  2 RR hens, 1 RR Roo May 2014, 2 Crossed EE hens 1 Roo Oct 2014, 1 Game Hen 2 Ducks May 2015, and 6 EE Oct 2015
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