I have just discovered what has been wrong with our (12) chickens & (4) bourbon red turkeys. They have Mycoplasma! First off I would REALLY like to thank the breeder for selling these to me, finding out just a few weeks later that his whole flock was contaminated & had to be culled, and NOT notifying me when he found out what was happening! I understand that this has been a tough situation for him, but a quick email or phone call would have gone a long way to easing this situation. We were raising these as pets & breeders & have gotten quite attached to them. Now we have to figure out how to cull/butcher them. That said, from what I have read tonight & can understand: (1) It will be okay for us to butcher and eat these infected birds (if we can); (2) I will need to disinfect their coop & all their dishes; (3) After all this is done, I will be able to put new birds in the same area as the infected ones were in. Is all this correct? Also, what about the ground around the coop? Is there something I should spray/sprinkle to decontaminate it or will time do the trick. We live in central Michigan so the winter should get pretty cold. But, will the cold keep the disease dormant to reawaken in the spring? We don't plan on replacing any birds till next spring. Thanks for your help. This just sucks!