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Infectious Bronchitis

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Hello, I had a chicken that passed away. I had him necropsied and he was diagnosed with IBV. I've culled the flock as they were either sick or carriers. I've since pressure washed and disinfected the coop. My question is how long should I wait before introducing new chicks. Particularly the run. Also the chickens were free range. I don't want to have to go through loosing another flock it was heart breaking.
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Welcome to BYC!

Sorry for your troubles.

 

There's really no way to disinfect the run or range area.

Where did you get the birds that were sick, what age did you get them, and when did they become ill??


Edited by aart - 6/6/16 at 5:39am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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It may be worth considering vaccinating your future flock against IB.

 

CT


Edited by CTKen - 6/6/16 at 5:56am
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