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    Respiratory issues follow up post, infection spreading rapidly.

    I posted a few days ago about respiratory issues within my flock. I had purchased a bird that apparently was ill and has infected my flock. I originally thought it was MG because the original pullet had a slightly swollen eye. We culled the very sickly bird and her immediate coop mates...
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    Coryza or MG? Need advice, large flock

    Figured I would post an update. I’ve found a lab that will test, but we decided to immediately cull the original ill bird and it’s brooder mates (as they all came from the same farm). We are hoping that by eliminating the possible carrier birds we safe our flock. The one duck completely stopped...
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    Putting my favourite hen down

    I’m so sorry. We had to cull 4 young pullets today. I cried the whole time. I know it would be even more difficult if it were my favorite. Hugs to you, bless your heart for doing the right thing.
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    Coryza or MG? Need advice, large flock

    Thank you! I will call them tomorrow. Ps I think you helped me learn to hatch, nice to see your name again. Y’all are so helpful.
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    Coryza or MG? Need advice, large flock

    Gosh I hope so, my kids are so attached. The ducks were in the coop with the sick bird at night though. So of all the birds that may be sick, they would be exposed. The coop sits in the free range yard but they don’t share food or water and for the most part the ducks had separate bowls too. I...
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    Coryza or MG? Need advice, large flock

    I tried calling today. I will try again tomorrow. I’m not in college station but close enough to make it work. We did decide on a plan. We locked down all coops, removed any suspect birds. We will cull the original sick bird, and hope that the others aren’t sick. If they are we will do what we...
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    Coryza or MG? Need advice, large flock

    There is a vet that will see chickens but they couldn’t tell me if they could test for those things specifically. I think Texas A&M does all the laboratory testing but I haven’t got a clue how that works. I’m not sure if they deal with the public or are just a lab that works with Vets. I’ve...
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    Coryza or MG? Need advice, large flock

    I’ve been stressing and obsessing about this all day. I’m happy to cull the definite carrier bird. The Maran above. The one duck was coughing a lot this morning but nothing this evening. The other duck seems to have lost her voice. I’m really not sure if the ducks are showing symptoms or if...
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    Coryza or MG? Need advice, large flock

    I recently brought home 3 7ish week hens. I quarantined for 1 week (realizing that wasn’t enough). They were then moved to the farm side with my 35+ Free ranging flock but isolated in a smaller coop. The oldest chick is now showing respiratory symptoms. She is a Black Copper Maran. One eye is...
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    Is it alive?

    I’ve scrolled through several times and I can’t seem to find the incubation guide you said you linked. Would you mind posting again? Or pointing me in the correct direction?
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    Is it alive?

    Never heard of it but amazing! Thank you.
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    Is it alive?

    I did take them out yes, I think something was just not meant to be. I didn’t complete the eggtopsy, but as I sat here looking at the hatching positions I got to thinking I’m not sure I even saw wings. I’m willing to bet if I had opened him completely he was deformed somewhere. And yes I should...
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    Is it alive?

    Awesome resources. Thank you!
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    Is it alive?

    I did not, I will though. What thermometers do you like?
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    Is it alive?

    I didn’t unfold it, I couldn’t. I was stupidly attached to this egg and it took everything out of me to do what I did. I didn’t see any yolk though.
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