They look wonderful! So glad it worked out with Cloud taking all of the little ones.... I don't think there are too many better ways to pass time than watching a happy flock of all ages enjoying treat time and foraging! I absolutely love watching all of our little ones mixed in amongst the big birds!...
Originally Posted by 18angovem
Anyone have peafowl and/or pheasants near nw pa?
Try Kinmera.... she is in NW but I don't know if she has what you are looking for. She is at work during daytime hours but will probably get back to a PM within a day or two.
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs Due to some unbelievably unfortunate circumstances, I will be 'depopulating' my flock shortly. I can't describe how much this saddens me. I do know that most of you on here can relate. I have a fondness for my birds that most people can't seem to understand.
I took a bird that died for necropsy at New Bolton Center. The bird tested positive for a disease that can be passed to humans with a compromised immune system. New Bolton has only seen it once before in 30 years. As DD#2 has recently been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, and even though, God willing, she will have a swift recovery and not have chemotherapy, we are not willing to take any chances. So this is where we are. If anyone here would like some beautiful Olive Egger eggs to hatch, or some BLRWs, I will have the birds for another week or 2. I wish my Orpingtons or Marans were laying, but they are not.
This is my Devan, she has surgery tomorrow prayers are appreciated. Thanks peeps.
Blarneyeggs , I can't begin to comprehend what you are going through right now.... I am so sorry. you and your DD and your family are all in my prayers for both the surgery and the time needed to recover!
On a practical side, and I can understand if you aren't up to answering these yet.... The disease the bird tested + for..... Does it survive in the environment or only organism to organism? I guess what I am asking is will your property be OK for birds again by spring or sooner if you are ready? The reason being... I am sure there are many of us on here who would be willing to incubate eggs for you and keep chicks until you are ready to have them back so you can re-establish your flock with offspring of your existing birds. If there is any way to make this possible please let us know so we can help. I know your kids are your #1 priority right now, but if we can help in the background while you take care of them then maybe your time invested in the flock will not be lost.