I'll post a picture.
Edited by Chase Hatchery - 5/7/16 at 8:06pm
Interestingly, I learned that the second most likely disease that it could have been (I didn't do DNA testing) is leukosis. Leukosis can pass from mother to baby via egg production (not to humans). They tend to die from this at ages older than 18 weeks. If you got your babies from a certified Leukosis free hatchery (one of the bigger hatcheries) your flock will probably be OK. From what I understand Marek's tends to kill very young chicks. . . all of my deaths were in birds aged 18 weeks and older. So, I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed and hope that's what I'm dealing with. If that's the case, Chase should really look into their egg origins.
As I stated, we started out very small just like many backyard chicken hobbyist, we started hatching fertilized eggs from a neighbors coop and was just doing hatching projects with our family then sold the hatched chicks from there. After two years into this, we started buying different breeds of eggs off KSL just like many chick hobbyist here in Utah. The chickens that are in question were bought from those eggs we got from other backyard chicken hobbyists, no they were not vaccinated and no I could not verify the source to ensure the health of the parents, just like anyone else buying chicks or fertilized eggs on KSL from backyard chicken hobbyist. BUT we wanted to do more and now as of this year are only buying fertilized eggs from NPIP Certified sources. We are not set up to vaccinate at this time but are still looking into providing that. We get many requests to NOT vaccinate because yes they are chickens, animals, however the fact that they will be producing food (eggs) that will be feeding human beings, children, parents, family members, we will be looking into those things and will be putting human life over the life of a chicken. Any chick that comes from an NPIP Certified source, the parents are tested and vaccinated for many known diseases.
We built our new barn for this year to be able to control the environment better, control the temperature etc.