Originally Posted by 0wen
Probably too early to tell - how old are they? Also, out of curiosity, are these birds from Ideal Poultry?
They are 3 weeks old as of yesterday. They are not from Ideal.
I had more than half of my flock die from Mareks disease so I did lengthy research on the disease and on the vaccines available. I chose to find a hatchery that used the best Mareks vaccine on the market, but that wasn't easy to find. The hatchery I finally found was 2 states away and the chicks took 2.5 days to get here. I also know that the sexing process is hard on them. But I didn't have much choice.. If they were all Roos I couldn't sell them, as they would be exposed to Mareks disease once on my property.
I also had ordered 10 silkies.. Only lost 2 of those.
Why so many Dominique losses?!? Was the sexing and shipping to hard on them? Was it a weak batch of birds?
I don't know but I hope my last 2 pull through they are very pretty.