Purchased new 2016 pullets to add to my existing 2014 flock of adult hens.
thread located here:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/876188/araucana-assorted-bantam (scroll to bottom for 2016 pullets)
My 2016 Golden Sebright Bantam pullet was actually a cockerel.
As beautiful as he was I could not keep a rooster and with all new additions one chick has to be a "live" necropsy in order for me to know if the entire "new" flock is healthy.
I prefer to have all live necoropsies performed on cockerels as it saves me from having to cull them.
Here is my problem: this particular necropsy report has thrown me for a loop. For the life of me I cannot determine if my new 2016 flock is healthy or sick.
- Serous Rhinitis (but negative for Mycoplamsa Gllisepticum & AI)?!?!
- Degenerative Neuropathy (most like due to the pasty butt & coccidiosis treatment. Thread located here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1093946/corid-medicated-chick-starter-grower-together-videos
- Focal Meningitis?! As in the Meningitis that humans get? The very same Meningitis that KILLS people?! Never in my life have I ever had a chicken test positive for Meningitis! How do I treat/cure Meningitis? Is it bacterial meningitis or viral meningitis?
And the confusion continues...
On page two the report reads, "Focal meningitis of brainstem is likely associated with a current or previous episode SEPTICEMIA"! Gee, that is comforting. Which is it? Current or previous?
Here is the report: