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Can guineas get leukosis from chickens?

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After much confusion about why my chickens kept dying the vet did a necropsy and then called a state university pathologist today and it was concluded that I have Luekosis in my flock. I'm devistated, I've only been able to enjoy having them since May. I have read articles that say there is a 100% death rate, and some that say far less. (If anyone can clarify that I'd appreciate it). If all of them die I will have no choice but to sadly give up on chickens and admit I failed at it.

Is there any chance I could get guineas for my coop or would they catch it too? My husband built a big beautiful coop and it's awful to think it will now have to sit empty or be burned down.

Any have any thoughts?
Silkies, Wyandottes, Dominiques, Cochins, Rhode Island Reds, Americaunas, Cubalayas, Phoenix, Turkeys, a dog, fish, a pet lobster, pet shrimp, and 3 animal loving humans. 💜💜💜
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Silkies, Wyandottes, Dominiques, Cochins, Rhode Island Reds, Americaunas, Cubalayas, Phoenix, Turkeys, a dog, fish, a pet lobster, pet shrimp, and 3 animal loving humans. 💜💜💜
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HI,

 

I hope someone with more knowledge can say how long you will need to wait before adding more birds.  I'm sorry to hear about your loss.. 

 

Susan

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