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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by The Sheriff, Jul 18, 2012.
I am so sorry!
I hope you get a final back soon so that you know how to treat them.
Hey hey!! just checked my e-mail- there's an update from the OSU lab on the Isbar chicks!! It is a little weird that they send a new report at each step? Again it says "Final bacteriology is pending" but they did state that E coli appears to be the main suspect.
"Comments (July 5, 2013): Bacteriology reports that both bacteria recovered from
this case are identified as E. coli. Yolk sac infection and subsequent septicemia
remains teh apparent cause of death. It is unclear why only this breed of
chickens seem to be affected. These bacteria may be trasmitted from infected
hens, or be the result of egg contamination. Attempts to mildly disinfect eggs
prior to incubation may be beneficial."
But as the eggs are laid in a clean box, stored in a disinfected tray, and incubated in a disinfected tray I'm not sure if disinfecting the eggs with Oxine will be enough? I guess I will find out in about 5-6 weeks. I was planning to start disinfecting the eggs anyway. I am planning on 1/2 tsp to 2 quarts of water, soak for 20 minutes, then lay on a towel to dry. Does this sound adequate to those of you who disinfect your eggs? Do I use warm water or cold?
Any way to treat the adults, starting with the Litter Life to treat the coop and run?
As I noticed a difference in being able to save a few chicks using Colloidal Silver I will continue to use it, at least adding to their water daily.
That's the dilution I use, but I just spray them with a spray bottle until they are wet, then put them in a carton to dry. If I wash a dirty egg, I use warm water, but the Oxine solution is just room temperature and immediately afterwards.
We are not on that stodgy other thread so now you get:
If you were closer, I might need to take a road trip and some of those chicks for myself!
Hey! It is great that you have the results.
Use the Oxine like deb said. If you get a sick one, look into putting an oxine solution in to a cool mister for them to breath it.
The Litter life was shown in a study to remove e coli from the chicken coops and runs. It is fairly reasonably priced and will help all of your chickens.
Love the SUV and chicken 'catcher' especially!!!
I am soo soo sorry to hear that. It is so hard to lose the favorites, I know. What a pretty girl she was too!
Mary, I thought of you when I saw this pretty lamp on auction. It is only going for $20. so far. What a deal, eh? It even has a light at the bottom.
So sorry Rinda. You must be going a bit crazy right now. Hope things settle down. Oops just noticed you got the final report. So strange that only the Isbars have it. At least you can make an action plan now.
Cute chicks everyone.
I had another late quitter so it looks the best I will get are 2 Icelandics, one Isbar, and 2 project babies.
Here's what I have so far:
That's a pretty lamp Kathy! What auction?