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Is it true doves and chickens can share diseases?

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I was told they are very closely related so can share diseases? I was going to babysit some doves for a month but now wondering if that's a good bio security idea for my chickens? One of their doves recently died from some sort of bone infection in its leg.
Edited by appps - 12/16/15 at 8:12pm

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #2 of 6
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Well I've got them. I'm just keeping them quite distant just to be safe. They are gorgeous :-)

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #3 of 6
Biggest risk will be in order: wild birds near them, rodents in with them, insects, especially when pen/s wet n area/s around, all initially spread by songbirds though to new areas. Parrots other hookbills, caged songbirds and other dove species "pigeons" are rock doves), also are major carriers of disease s etc.. Chickens actually are more prone to make pigeons sick with diseases they are immune to now or can fight off, than anything that hasnt killed majority of pigeons. Just keep them all dry and water fresh. For otherwise what would be real bio-security, would be inch hardware cloth covered in screen/skeeto netting, with four foot overhang on top, and raised concrete slab as bottom sloping outward.
Edited by laughingdog - 12/20/15 at 4:26am

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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Probiotics, Garlic seed, and acv seem to go long way, as have natural supplements otherwise. I've never tried ol timer med of cap o bleach per gallon of drinking water..

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

Reply

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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NO.

post #6 of 6
Can pigeons get diseases chickens had same symptoms of.. Yes , sadly seen it happen when people put pigeons in coops where chickens where, but could be above pests etc said carrying from one to other, or to both.

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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