sorry I haven't been on in a while, but was wondering has anybody found out if MM has got rid of the EA disease they had that for the last 2 years I called them a few days ago and ask them did they take care of it and all they said was they had a small problem this last March with AE but took care of it. they didn't say nothing about having it all last year also witch I'm going to repost at the bottom of this one to show you what I went thru with them, but anyway does anybody know if they really got rid of it, is they a poltry health inspector to contact to see becuase MM isn't saying anything and after all the searches online and horrier storys people are having for the last 2 years I don't know if I won't to order anymore from them. A update on my flock since March of 2007, out of the 125 TopHats they sent me only 7 survived to adult hood but they still have AE there chicks die within a week of hatching the 50 or so out of 300 they are doing ok but only about 30% of there chicks live more then 1 week or 2. But on a good note all the chicks I got last year and this year from Ideal Poltry are doing great just got a batch or Silkie's 2 months ago and there the sweetest things. had a break-out of Pox that effected all my birds from MM's & Ideal's but they all made it thru I think they got it from all the muscitoes we have here in Florida. well someone please let me know if MM's has really took care of there AE I really would like to have a good batch of Top Hats . here's a copy of my post on here from last year (((( #7 05/15/2007 4:57 pm » Please Help! Lost over 300 chicks in 2 months thanks for replies MurryMcMurry Hatchery in Iowa is were I'm getting the chicks. I didn't want to bad mouth them becuase they been trying to help I guess. pluss I never had this proplem with them in the past when I lived in Florida, I just moved up here in S.C. in January out in the country and thought it would be nice to have a new flock. out of the first order I recieved in March I saved 35 out of 100, second order or first replacement they were all dead at the P.O 3rd order or second replacement all dead at P.O. 4rth order 3rd replacement 12 dead out of 125 at P.O, I saved about 30, 5th order 4th replacement I recieved last week out of 75 I got about 30 left trying to make it, there barely eating got alot of diaria, and butts pasting up, and not alot of energy, the chicks that with them I got from Ideal Poltry out of Texas are going strong and you got to chase them to catch them and there all in the same brooder althowe the other night one of them did have a stroke or something it could only lay on its side and spin or flip all over trying to get on its feet, if you try to hold it up right it's legs would stick striat down like it was trying to tiptoe and you would have to force it to sit them it would go to flipping again and lay on it side with it foot twiching back and forth real fast and its head and eyes were acting as if it was stoned, I had one of the chicks from the first order do that and it grew out of it a little every day now it in the back yard running around with the rest of the survivers. I called McMurry yesterday and told them about the chicks and they gave me a credit, since I'm haveing good luck with the ducks and gooses I told them not to send anymore chicks, but to send me a order of runner ducks to o with the one I got 4 weeks ago, plus I never seen a runner duck. anybody know why the chicks i got a few week ago isn't getting there feathers and the out growing there down? only about 4 chicks there feathers start coming in then fall off, and there getting pretty naked. plus is there a breed of chick with web feet? I got one, out of this last batch.