Hoover's -- crossing my fingers

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by amazondoc2, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. amazondoc2

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    I noticed your Marek's. Yeah, I always get vaccinations too. When I first started out here, I'd lose as much as a third of my chicks to Marek's. It was awful. As soon as I started vaccinating, bam! No more losses.

    It's been years now since I've had any Marek's deaths here. I could probably stop vaccinating, but now I'm afraid to!
     
  2. For 20 cents extra a chick it’s a bargain. Hoping for a call in the am. My brooder is heating up. Fingers crossed:D
     
  3. The chicks are here! They arrived at 630 am at my post office! All alive and well with two extra chicks! Two extra French copper Maran. One is a male he was marked but I just lost my rooster here to a predator so it’s all good . CC95C249-1F7A-4396-B3D9-28A8B02BF6CF.jpeg
     
  4. amazondoc2

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    Bad and good here.

    Bad: SEVEN out of 22 arrived dead, and two more are iffy.

    Good: they are resending the dead chicks with no hesitation at all — offered me the choice of resend or refund — including sending two replacements for the iffy chicks and one free additional to make the total 10 (they ship 10 or more).

    I’m not sure how 7 chicks die in shipment when the weather is perfect (mid-80s), but their replacement policy seems good.
     
  5. I’m sorry. I’m glad they are replacing the chicks. :( We are in the 60’s here to 70’s unseasonable fall like weather in Western Pennsylvania.
     
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  6. UThobbyfarmer

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    That's great. They are SO cute. Already a beautiful little flock.

    Well shoot. That's not good. I hope the remaining chicks and replacements all thrive from here on out. Do your replacements come this week?
     
  7. amazondoc2

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    Well, not THIS week, since it's already Friday. ;-) But they'll ship 9/3.

    I also added two lavender orp pullets, two more Ameraucana/EE pullets, and another Welsummer male to the order. Crossing fingers again!

    I also got a shipment of ducklings at the beginning of the week, and ANOTHER shipment of ducklings is coming the end of next week. It's gonna be a busy house for a while!
     
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    Update: the two iffy chicks both died, but everyone else is doing well. I’ll report back on the replacements when they get here!
     
  9. All the chicks are thriving but one she is a bit lethargic. She is one of the salmon favorelles. I tried some vitamin sugar water my daughter who’s a vet tech mixed up so hopeful.
     
  10. amazondoc2

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    Good luck! For future reference, a little molasses in water is good for a lot of ailing youngsters -- it provides sugar as well as several vitamins and minerals. Not necessarily for a constant thing, 'cause they don't need the constant sugar, but if they need a boost.

    (Although at least one study has been done on constant molasses in water for broiler chicks, and it improved growth significantly....)
     

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