So I'm waaaay behind here, looks like I missed this fun farm day right in Media no less (Everybody's Home Town).
I'm not gonna lie, this week has sucked. Found out the birds in my quarantine pen have MG, I had chicks hatching from that coops and needed to cull the chicks and the actively hatching eggs. -Cause that's why I signed up for this whole poultry thing....so I can be a chick killer.
Apparently there is a way to hatch eggs out of infected birds by giving the eggs a 'Tylan Ice Bath', looks complicated and a real PIA, but my son loves these birds and wants to move forward with their line. We haven't even recovered from last year's Mycobacterium, seriously with this?...
Unfortunately we lost one of our Bourbon red poults tonight he was 2 weeks old today. A few days ago, he started acting very lethargic and weak. I managed to perk him up with some electrolytes and scrambled eggs for a day or so but he was just too weak. I came home tonight and he was gone the other 4 are still doing great and are growing like little weeds (@SilkieSensation-the 3 from you are all doing wonderful).