You got blue layers from McMurray? Go figure, lol. I was looking at ghe dark cornish but was thinking they'd be very flighty and not keep on being locked up part of everyday. Once the leaves fall, the hawks here come out en masse, so I only let them free range when I am out with my blanks loaded and ready. Well, sadly tomorrow I will make the 2.5 hours drive with my little 9 week old maran girl who's started paralysis to the Dept of Ag lab to have her blood drawn. Then they will put her diwn and do the necropsy. Though the paralysis has not worsened, it hasn't improved. She eats, but seems to be losing weight rapidly. She drinks, but is dehydrated. I've had her on Tylan, Super B and Cored. The poor girl is a mess. I guess that what you all are calling wasting? It breaks my heart, but no sense in her suffering any longer. And she will help us determine just what is going on in our flock. I hate to do this. So. Very. Much. If she makes it until morning, and there is no improvement, It will be an awful day for me. But, when the report comes in, maybe we will get some answers. Wish me luck on finding the answer.