@ellymayRans, congratulations on the baby turkeys! They're always so darned cute!
Wha? It wasn't the boy I tended, was it? They've always been such sweeties!
almost 20 pages behind. But my little update is that I now have a job. Thank you all very much for your thoughts and prayers during my job hunt. I still need to get taxes filed for 2015. I know I'm cutting it close to the dead line but I'm missing some of the data.
I have enjoyed all of the pictures here lately as those are fun to look at quickly in the album.
What an answer to prayer!
In less awesome news on my front, I was allergic to the antibiotic prescribed for a bladder infection, stopped taking it because I was passing out, and now have a horrid bladder infection, the doctor wasn't even in today (and the nurses at the front desk insisted I make a whole new appointment for another prescription... like they can't call it in or something...) Still no headway on getting finding for whatever procedures I'm going to need. Feeling craptastic. DH has been assured that he'll be fired very soon, and so I'm waiting either for him to land a better job with benefits or become unemployed to file for aid.
Indy Animal Control came by and inspected my premises because somebody complained. I did a pretty great customer-service-veteran show of it and only remembered to breathe well after she'd left. She's given us three weeks to a month to finish the new coop and run. I have no idea how we're going to do it. I don't have the stamina for much of anything; I'm in the middle of all kinds of major papers, projects and finals right now; a drywall section of the boys' room collapsed so we've spent a lot of time (and money) repainting and replacing a lot in the room; Purdue still has not sent me the t12 egg carton, so I don't have any hope of getting a diagnosis one way or the other on M.g. before she shows up, and I have to have a coop built or be able to fit everyone comfortably in a 4x6 coop (would be a hefty de-birding effort, though they can all squeeze into it, oddly enough). Everything looks like a disaster area, and, as worried as I am about the losing the birds, I'm a lot more worried they're going to peep inside and see the boys' sleeping in the living room and take them away. I also don't understand why my birds are being singled out when other people have blatantly allowed their birds to roam the neighborhood or keep them completely contained (and possibly for less pleasant reasons than eggs).
So yeah, pretty much everyone's up for grabs so long as the receiver is aware birds may or may not have M.g. They've never had symptoms of anything more severe, but we've occasionally had run-ins with some kind of respiratory bug which causes sinus problems in turkeys and rales, wasting (if it's allowed to go on a really, really long time) and sneezing in chickens. Responds fairly well to Tylan and Denagard. One BO hen, the Cochin pair, almost all of the baby Cochins, the Breda rooster, an EE hen, and the BLRW roo have all been treated for it. Don't believe anyone else ever became symptomatic.
Only ones I insist on keeping presently are the 3 turkeys (two are bitty BBW poults, and the other is sick, flighty, lonely and developing an attitude *pffft, boys*), 4 ducklings, two remaining quail, and two juvenile (superultramegaincrediblexpialidociously flighty) pheasants. I don't suspect anyone will want the lame rooster (poor boy never did improve no matter what I threw at him, so I can only surmise this must be something I can't fix), and I don't mind keeping him. I don't mind keeping any of them, of course, they're all sweet chickens.
The BLRW rooster is exceptionally hospitable to many-legged guests. Hell and high water cannot separate him from his beloved company. Just warning anyone who might want him. He came to me with a respiratory infection and lots of friends, and we've been trying to kill his friends off for the better part of six months, I think, but he's a lousy dustbather. I've pretty well cured him of what attitude problem he had coming here, but I suspect most of it was just him being sick and testing the new personalities here. New coop and run will have a dedicated dry spot for dustbathing with loads of DE and Sevin and everything else I can possibly throw at this young man's friends. For the most part, the other birds don't get or keep this sort of company around (can't imagine why).
Hey tell me what you need. I have downsized a LOT. Send me a pm we will get you where you need to be. I have one coop completely empty. With the other issues you have you need to lessen the load. And no its the other Holland tom. He has become pretty dominant.