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I have a couple bottle calves I bought spur of the moment. I don't have a shelter for them yet so I put them in with my chickens in the chicken house. My boss said that's not a good idea cause the chickens can give the calves a disease.. Has anyone heard of that?
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! I'm afraid I have no experience with calves but you could pop by the other livestock section, here is the link ~http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-amp-livestock

There is also our sister site you could check out ~ http://www.backyardherds.com/

Wishing you the very best of luck I hope you get all the answers you need frow.gif
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:welcome

 

I have zero experience with cows but Yorkshire coop has given you some great links to check out.

 

Good luck with all your animals!

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Never heard of that, usually infectious diseases don't cross species, ie, chickens can't get mad cow, and cows can't get avian flu... Our birds and cows and sheep get along great. wink.png

But there are several bacteria and pathogens that ALL farm animals share, such as e coli, listeria, and camphlobacter, which are passable to humans. Here's more info..
http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/pets/farm-animals.html
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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I have a couple bottle calves I bought spur of the moment. I don't have a shelter for them yet so I put them in with my chickens in the chicken house. My boss said that's not a good idea cause the chickens can give the calves a disease.. Has anyone heard of that?
Welcome to BYC! There's very few but most diseases don't cross from mammal to avian and opposite.
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