BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures › Vets says Newcastle disease, but could it be?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Vets says Newcastle disease, but could it be? - Page 2

post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
I just got home from a business trip. My poor DW was dealing with this by herself. I've read the above and the cull thread and other things on MG. I have neighbor chickens, too. One is an escape artist. It probably started with ours as theirs are healthy but they may be infected now. Culling wouldn't help if that is the case.

I think we'll just watch and hey some antibiotic to have on hand it we have an occurance.

If they all pass, I would like to know where one gets "clean" birds if the majority of these poultry farms and backyard growers have MG?

I had a really hard time getting these chicks, finding them over by Kerrville while on a business trip.
post #12 of 14

Look into some of the other big hatcheries.  Find out if their stock is MG clean.  If the neighbors' birds are dropping by to visit, then you may be out of luck keeping your stock clean, unless you get vaccinated birds.

post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
We decided not too cull as our neighbor's chickens are likely infected, too, and are only 20 feet away (and escape sometimes). Plus, all chickens around here are from Ideal as they are just 30 mins down the road.

The rest are healthy right now and we have some Denagard on order for if there is a stressor leading to a flair.
post #14 of 14

Fair enough.  Should you opt to get more birds in the future, I would highly recommend getting vaccinated chicks otherwise you are going to have some morbidity and mortality in the new chicks when they come in.  The vaccine should protect them.

 

Good luck!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures › Vets says Newcastle disease, but could it be?