They are soooo cute!!! Yep, some hubbies just take a bit of gentle persuasion....
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OK... that little yellow and gray guy in the back of the pic is just adorable!! Is that a cochin baby?
Reyvaughn, no worries, Just getting others started...my original mealworm starters were about 4 years ago and never had a problem with them...
CC, I had no idea they were so close, and no hubby is still. Hold up, he does not like bee's
Dhetzel, you know the saying, pics or it didn't happen
Sorry you're going through this, you must be very disappointed. I agree with Fisher here, foremost, keep him away from your other chickens. It probably wouldn't hurt to clean up any bedding he's touched, and put it way far away from your coops (some people burn it). This may seem like overkill but there are several types of Marek's disease, they don't all display all of the symptoms and it's better to be safe about this. Mareks can wipe out an entire flock, can be spread through dander (even carried on your clothes or hands after being in contact with a carrier) and can stay in your soil and effect future birds. This is not a disease to take lightly. I'm not suggesting you are, but caution here is a very good idea especially since leg paralysis is a tell tale sign. Also might be a stress reliever for you to get cleaning and 'batten down the hatches' so to speak.
There is no way for us to know.... biosecurity levels taken are personal choices and should be based on researching of diseases common in your area, or the area you are getting your birds from. Many diseases vary by region, and certainly by country, though the basics are the same. Medications available also vary by country.
Until you know what the illness is there is no way to know what the level of exposure was to your original flock or if it was even a contagious condition...
Your best answers will be found through research for your area and also through contact with a local avian vet or agricultural resource person if there is a government agricultural body established in your area.
and there may be no reason to get rid of the rooster if it is not a contagious condition...
yes, don't know what color it will be when feathered out, parents are mille fleur, but i do have a mf rooster thats alot of black in him, my orginal mf stock was from mike vogan in ga. , these are his "grandkids"
I don't make a habit of skulking around the farm looking for photo ops like that.
The free ranging roos that don't have what it takes to interest a hen are a sad and lonely bunch. Periodically, I go grab the biggest and ugliest ones for eating, giving the younger ones a chance to move up the "romance ladder". Just haven't done that for a while.
The meaties figured out how to get out of the rain on their own in the chicken wagon.
Made arrangements to pick up hatching eggs for our two setting broodies on Thursday...
Spent some time watching chicks of all ages in the coop and yard.
And I am now sitting in the back of my suv with the hatch up while it rains, keeping an eye on the fire with the dogs...who aren't doing much to keep me company!!