Yes, but she got some new girls and it's been suggested that they might have brought it in, despite being quarantined, and despite seeming completely well.
edited to add:
I went out there to shut the door to the little coop run because the girls had put themselves to bed only to see a little mouse face looking at me from underneath the coop.... sigh. It was a really cute little mouse. I don't want to kill it/them, but I'm not letting them share my girls' tucker. what to do?
You're nuts, have I told you that before? Kill the mouse it may bring your girls a virus. Just joking about the nuts
Yes I did bring in birds one of them is the buttercup that died. It showed symptoms weeks after everyone else. I don't think it was the buttercups. Their is only one other introduced bird that has shown a symptom and that is only a sneeze. I am more suspicious of the ones not showing symptoms out of the introduced birds.
I have an ongoing battle with rats and mice and the chooks were fighting over a dead mouse about 3 or 4 weeks ago. Or whenever - a bit of a blur.
Also some weeks ago I had a very sick crow that couldn't fly hanging around the run. It wasn't that sick that I could catch it but it was very sick.
I will probably not find out. But I have decided I want a diagnosis so that I can plan for there future. So I am at the avian vet $150 to walk in the door thank you very much. But eg. I have 6 cockerels who (4 sick), if I can't re home or sell them for the table they don't warrant the suffering they are going through or the expense to treat them. I cannot keep them regardless. Then I have excess numbers as well, again, if I can not re home them as planned I have to make a decision. I have 9 babies in a brooder currently safe. If there is a chance that my birds and my decisions could adversely effect someone else's flock I would not forgive myself.
In case you missed it there is a thread on the homepage with tips on how to safely introduce birds to your flock.
FYI: I am never buying a bird again. I will only introduce eggs.