Good morning, welcome backyardfarmmom!
Yesterday we got to hear the baby's heartbeat. Today is my heart test, I'm too young for this. I drooled over your cups of coffee this morning, no caffeine at all before my test. It's going to be a long day without my half cup of morning coffee.
As for an update on my Mycoplasma (MG) I have been feeding and watering the remain flock at night before going to bed. I hope doing that will cut down on the possibility of me spreading it to others until I finish culling the rest of the flock. I have two broody hens right now so we are not getting much eggs. I sure will miss the fresh eggs and my rooster calling danger every time he sees my son. I wonder if I can train my next rooster that trick!
I found out that the eggs I ordered will be shipped while I'm on vacation. I don't trust our house sitter to handle the eggs right so I better call the breeder today and ask him to wait a week. That's not really a bad thing though, it will allow my coops to sit an extra week giving them over a month of being empty. I'm really praying the new eggs test clean after they hatch. The hatcher, brooder, and all feed and water dishes have been bleached. They have been in the garage for a week now. Once I bleach the floors of my hatching room in the basement I will move everything back into the room. I did figure out how the wild birds are getting into the smaller coop and will be buying netting to cover that coop and run. Nothing can get into the large coop and run that still has a few chickens left.