I just love anything having to do with UC Davis. They're so awesome !!! Pear-Pear was just delivered to them earlier today, and already I have an emailed report on the
preliminary findings of their gross observation of her carcass. Bacteriology, biotechnology and histology are all in progress but are pending, so I'm still awaiting word on
whether or not it was Marek's Disease that killed her. However, somewhat noteworthy was the discovery that she had roundworms. Not that I find roundworms to be very
noteworthy in and of themselves because since my chickens free-range daily. having worms just seems to come with the territory. (can't completely eradicate them, just try
to manage them) No, what I find noteworthy is the fact that it is time for me to worm the flock and has been for several weeks now, but I've been intentionally putting it off for
the mere reason that I didn't think the harsh chemicals would be good for Pear-Pear in her compromised state...lol !!! I don't really know why I find that so funny...but
I do.!!! Read that in the report and just started LMAO !!! I guess I was thinking...Well, that figures...here I've got MDV running rampant in my flock, making me crazy (and mind you,
it's not just your ordinary, run of the mill type of crazy either. Nooo, it's the hair pulling, banshee screaming kind of crazy your mama warned you about type of crazy) trying to figure out some way to help and comfort them, and then there goes one of my favorite hens, Pear-Pear, up and dying of a worm infestation !!! All in the name of protecting her fragile immune system ...How Ironic !!! As a wise man (my dad) used to say, "No good deed goes unpunished". Story of my life...God, I'm laughing at the thought again, right now thinking
about it...lol !!! Maybe I'm ill, or have finally lost it, or better yet...maybe I'm what my grandmother referred to as a little 'touched' !!! Whatever it is I have, it'll have to keep til morning, because this girl has got to get some sleep !!!
Until Later Today!?!?