I'm sorry you went through that Sumi but happy that you were able to save one of them
I do sincerely appreciate all of the advice and support I have received on this forum but I am going to shift this thread back to its original context for a second.
Anyone but me think it's too little too late for the breeder to call me now after I've posted on here that I got sick chicks from him and will possibly notify the state vet? Then didn't even leave a voicemail which is just rude. The fastest incubating chicken illness that I know of can incubate in as little as 17 hours my chicks symptoms showed up much sooner than that. These chicks had something when I bought them and the stress of the move on one of them exacerbated a subclinical infection (that means asymptomatic or not showing signs) and it took off through my little flock as most avian illnesses do. Again, symptoms appeared too quickly for at least one of them NOT to have been infected.
As I have said I don't think he knowingly sold sick birds and that is why I haven't named names. But I do think he should have made some effort when notified of their illness. As far as the brooder, if you google making a brooder, you will find (I think on ehow) that very same set up suggestion. It MAY serve okay for a short while with healthy chicks in a larger number than 6 but I don't see how as I could not ever get temp above 79 degrees without additional lights. But I do think he did his research, just not carefully enough.
I can think of no reason to call me now unless it is to tell me that he has sick birds now and has a name for what is killing my chicks but surely if that were the case he would have left a voicemail. And I honestly can think of nothing he can do. I can't let him replace the birds. All he could do would be refund money but that doesn't give me well birds.
I am honestly sorry to vent like this but Stella has taken a turn for the worse just as I thought things were looking up. I am fairly certain that I won't save her this time. She has spent so much of her short life eating out of my hands that I am very attached to her and will be heart broken if I don't pull her through. My assessment is that only Typhoid Sneezy (the original sick bird) and Lola will survive this.
I hate to be a hard ***** but I really don't want to talk to the guy.