Originally Posted by RubyNala97
That's great! Thank you for the info. Now did they do an inspection while they were there? I've heard some crazy stories like you can't even have cobwebs in the coop and you can't keep the incubator in the same room as the brooder. Any info on the inspection?
Oh boy! They are little destroyers, aren't they?! They love pulling everything out of drawers, throwing everything off of beds and tables. Mine sleeps in bed with me since I'm still nursing but I'm a pretty light sleeper and it takes me awhile to fall back asleep. He wakes up and starts crying a little, I nurse him back to sleep and then it takes me like a half hour to fall back asleep. About 20-30 minutes after I fall asleep he starts moving around and crying again and the cycle starts all over. So I'm really not getting much sleep at all. A few hours that are totally broken. I guess he could be teething, maybe getting molars or night terrors or a cold coming on. I don't know but it really drains me the whole day! At least I know I'm not alone!
My little one must be going through something! On all the shipped chicken eggs I've had any that made it passed two weeks had air cells that completely firmed up. But with the last batch of duck eggs one was looking really good but still had a totally loose air cell. Unfortunately it quit during lockdown. I'm glad to hear Friday has had luck with them. I'm
my fingers for them. Can't wait to see pics at hatch!
We didn't have any inspections of our coops or brooders. I've read some states do that, but our tester stayed outside the coops the whole time I believe in the interest of biosecurity. She wore a disposable protective jumpsuit and shoe covers (that were bagged up and we threw away after the testing) and we would go into the coops to bring out and put back our birds. The coops were pretty clean but not pristine that's for sure lol. I don't think she even looked inside them, actually! Our birds were all out doing their normal thing. We didn't have any of them closed up in coops or caged up. We just went in to the run or coop and grabbed whoever we knew would be easiest to catch. 😄 But they're all a pretty friendly laid back bunch so no chicken chasing involved lol.
She knew we had lots of chicks and hatched eggs but there were zero questions about incubators, brooders or birds under 4 months old.
After the tests were over we went over some of the program rules. There was emphasis on any new birds I get should come from other npip sources and to keep those certificates to show any outside birds are in compliance with the program rules.
Any I sell should have certificates included, that type of thing. And we went over what breeds we plan to sell so they can be added to the certificates and database. Every bird on the property is considered tested clean.
It was really relaxed. I didn't at all feel like our coops or birds were under scrutiny.
You're definitely not alone in your sleep deprivation. My daughter didn't sleep through the night until just a few months ago at 24 months 🙄 I almost forgot what it was like to sleep through the night! My older 3 all were great sleepers as babies (and still are). This child hates to sleep 😭
Hopefully for you and your son its just a tooth- those are quick couple days of discomfort and back to normal! Maybe he will nap well for you today and you can get a little rest too!