BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures › Breed chickens that have had fowl pox?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Breed chickens that have had fowl pox?

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
I have a flock of about 20 chickens that have gone through fowl pox. Hoping to breed them, although not sure tgat is a good idea since they have had fowl pox.

Are the chickens now permanent carriers that would spread the disease with the baby chicks?

Considering culling the lot and ordering fresh from a hatchery as well.

Thanks in advance , been lurking this forum for a while
post #2 of 2

:welcome

Previously infected birds do not remain carriers of fowlpox. They do remain permanently immune to the disease however. 


Edited by beetandsteet - 12/6/15 at 5:11pm

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088873/styrofoam-incubators-club ---Come join us! 

~Below Paradise Poultry~

 

Reply

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088873/styrofoam-incubators-club ---Come join us! 

~Below Paradise Poultry~

 

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures › Breed chickens that have had fowl pox?