edit to add: Working with Ideal now and I am very impressed with customer service! I am hoping to find an answer for them and I hope we can figure out what is going wrong. The birds we received are beautiful, that is one reason I am so sad we are losing them!
I briefly read the Ideal thread in this section because we are having trouble with an undiagnosed disease in only the chicks we got from Ideal this year. What we have hatched/bought from local breeders have been unaffected.
I guess my questions are:
This disease takes the chicks so quickly I can't get them for a necropsy before they die (and they will only perform a necropsy on a bird that they euthanize on the spot) How can I find out what it is? We have been told E Coli, cocci, or a virus.
Should I contact Ideal? Should they know about this?
I am saddened by the loss of these pets and frustrated at the loss of a large monetary investment. I am to the point that I don't even want to buy from a hatchery anymore & I am not sure that is the right way to feel either.
Edited by beepbeepinajeep - 7/29/09 at 7:32pm
1 DH, 2 kids (3 & 2), 3 cats, mallard/runner mutt, Easter Eggers, Old English Game, Silkies, Black Sex Links, Cochins (standard and bantam), Delaware, Sultan, Cuckoo & BC Marans, Dominicker, various barnies, coturnix quail