Ok. No flaming right? I already feel like a ^&*^%!!! Here is my sin. It started out as a really good thing. I wanted to get NPIP certified so I called my state vet and got the name of someone 'trained' in Pullorum testing and he came out last night with another guy who went to the training with him. He gets set up with his little board and all the stuff he needs to get started. Bring out my OEGB. 15 minutes later, we still dont have a drop of blood and my bird looks like swiss cheese. Its not pretty. So, we try another OEGB, no luck. I suggest going for a bigger bird since I now know that this is his 1st time testing and the training was over a year ago. Send DS for a D'uccle roo. I locate a good vein and we finally get one done. So, we move on through the D'Uccles and some of my mixed bantams. Then we try the silkies. Mmm. Hmm. Black skin looking for a dark blue vein. By now, I am finding the veins and just letting him poke. At some point, DS gets me aside and says 'why is he using the same needle on all of the birds'. OMG Sweet Jesus. He IS using the same pin. Too darn late now. We have only 2 birds left to do. Then other DS says, You'd think they would be wearing gloves. OMG Sweet Jesus. Where is my head? I never even noticed. It gets better....After they leave and I am cleaning up, DS says I wonder why they didnt bring an eye dropper. I shake my head to clear the fog and ask why? what for? I should mention that I dont like blood so when they would stick, I would close my eyes. So I missed the fact that when the guy finally got blood, the other guy would DAB HIS FINGER IN IT and then RUB IT IN THE TESTING SOLUTION. OMG... DS thought they should have brought eye dropppers to gather the drop of blood and release it in the syrum. Then I go through my copies of the paperwork and find that the forms are not filled out correctly. As a matter of fact, he doesnt even note that they are all 'clean' on the form. DH asked me when they got here if I was comfortable with having them here. I should have known at that moment that something wasnt right. DH never gets involved in chicken business unless forced but he knew we were in a bad place. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Oh and on a final note, several of the birds pollurum bands are off this morning because they put standard size bands on my bantams. And to rub salt in a wound....I paid for this to be done. Just arrest me and put me in chicken jail for not being a good chicken-mama.