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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?
2 Black Silkies ("DohDoh" "Barney"). 1 bantam Cochin ("Chickie"). 1 Barnyard Mix ("Mister Rooster"). 2 Rhode Island Reds ("Rosie & Ruby"). 2 Wyandottes ("Henny Penny & Ethel"). 1 Barred Rock beauty ("Gracie") 2 dogs, 6 fish, 6 shrimp, 2 frogs.. And 3 animal loving humans. 💜

(We miss you Pippi bird, Coco, DeeDee, & RooBerri !!)
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2 Black Silkies ("DohDoh" "Barney"). 1 bantam Cochin ("Chickie"). 1 Barnyard Mix ("Mister Rooster"). 2 Rhode Island Reds ("Rosie & Ruby"). 2 Wyandottes ("Henny Penny & Ethel"). 1 Barred Rock beauty ("Gracie") 2 dogs, 6 fish, 6 shrimp, 2 frogs.. And 3 animal loving humans. 💜

(We miss you Pippi bird, Coco, DeeDee, & RooBerri !!)
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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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