Thanks much--this is just what I needed. Very appreciative of your post. :)
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I have a similar issue I had been dealing with for years now. I have recently had a few years where no illness has shown up in my flock...then all of a sudden BAM there it is . I have had birds tested , my vet is involved. I disinfect , I keep my place clean , hatch my own birds , some come from the hatcheries....yet STILL I have this issue. I have culled my flock ....sanitized the snot out of the place and introduced new birds many months later ,only to find a couple years later this issue rears it's ugly head. I can DEAL with it , but selling any adult birds or older chicks I will NOT do. From what I was told having sent birds to be tested , this is something that can happen from wild birds such as sparrows , black birds .... wild water birds . Now try and control that flying over your yard....especially if you want to free range them.
Now I had been hatching chicks for a few people and it has gone well with flocks being disease free , but this year has been a goofy year with the weather. I have butchers this year only 30 and I NEVER had them become ill nor..... 8 week old layer chicks until this year.... we had a really hot day of 105o and after that day **** hit the fan. I have only lost one thus far (a butcher bird) (all are separate btw...older layer , chicks and butchers)
Anyway this sucks BIGTIME because I lost out now raising these layer chicks to a certain age to sell the hens...to a repeat customer. I am ******.
. Anyway... I butchered half my butcher birds on my vets recommendation ( they are 8 weeks anyway) even though they had shown sign , and as unappealing as it may be with them sneezing ect.... my vet told me as long as you do not find pus your ok to eat the bird. Plus , ALL my layers are laying very well no issues.
I am on top of this issue , but it is STILL very frustrating after all the work and heartache I go through raising these birds.