In the Brooder
- Aug 27, 2013
I am posting this to hopefully help someone in a situation with sick birds. when my birds started getting sick i had no clue who to contact....well after alot of digging i found out that you need to contact your county extension agent and they will pretty much direct you from there. anyone ever had to go through this because of MG, MS, or any other diseases? i started out with 12 chicks from tractor supply and then went crazy buying other chickens from individuals as well...about 4 different individuals i would say. i also bought birds from one of those tractor supply animal swaps one day.... with all of the diseases going around that birds can get, why do they even have these??? seems like its only a place to get rid of your bad birds. i was wondering why all those people were selling off those beautiful birds...because they knew, and they knew i was a chicken noob. so i ended up with 2 turkeys, 4 guineas, and 25 or so chickens and bantam chickens.....all beautiful and named and ready to walk up and eat out of your hand.....they were all great until one got the swollen puss filled eyes, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing. this goes away but they will be carriers of it for the rest of their lives MG and MS), leaving you unable to sell birds or eggs. While the birds and eggs are OK to consume, you dont want to risk infecting other birds. i will do my part to make sure my property is cleaned properly. i have a guy from UGA coming to help me properly dispose of everything and clean clean clean. shame on all you people for selling your live birds off to infect other flocks, forcing them to go through the heartache of killing off every bird they have come attached to. so i will start over again next spring ONLY buying from a respectable, disease free hatchery. did yall know that over half of the eggs in grocery stores are MS and MG positive? these are words from a poultry vet at UGA.