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post #101 of 108
Maybe it is a bit harsh but really what do you expect making that comment here. Being new at quail yourself & offering disinformation do you really expect others not to shoot it down. Even if you was experienced that comment would have been shoot down. I resurfaced it only because of people that was saying there is no proof so I brought up a thread that shows proof. Not to reopen it for debate. Maybe you'll learn the easy way from us that found out the hard way, maybe you'll find out the hard way yourself, or you won't learn at all. But as of now your birds are no good for resale & if you do sale your putting us all at risk. I personally will only get quail from eggs.
post #102 of 108
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Originally Posted by kingmt View Post

Maybe it is a bit harsh but really what do you expect making that comment here. Being new at quail yourself & offering disinformation do you really expect others not to shoot it down. Even if you was experienced that comment would have been shoot down. I resurfaced it only because of people that was saying there is no proof so I brought up a thread that shows proof. Not to reopen it for debate. Maybe you'll learn the easy way from us that found out the hard way, maybe you'll find out the hard way yourself, or you won't learn at all. But as of now your birds are no good for resale & if you do sale your putting us all at risk. I personally will only get quail from eggs.
Actually I've been in the quail business for 6 years
post #103 of 108
Edit: I thought about it & decided to let it go.
Edited by kingmt - 8/9/15 at 4:04pm
post #104 of 108

so I have a question about this. I have chickens that cruise around on 17 acres in CA. We have lots of  wild quail in the area, are they at risk for this disease because of my chickens or is it really just domesticated game birds?

post #105 of 108
Nope. You should do what you can to keep them apart but its hard. My sister has the same issue. Valley quail coveys cross her barn yard every morning and night. There is little you can do about it short of driving the quail away or containing the chickens.
post #106 of 108

ya'll can say all you want about me being new here and i dont know what i am talking about! bite me! i only joined to make a simple observation! 1st- i want say, is that i hear what all of you quail heads are saying. yes i read the whole dang thing! LOL! all are valid points. 2nd- srry for the mishaps!. now to my problem. that big old book JJ quoted and that point forward. in that quote it had said other birds can carry the disease. providing i read it right. if game birds are highly susceptible to it and cold also be a carryer! again providing i read it right. let me bring to light a possibility. let me make this clear!! I AM A NOBODY WITH A HEAD ON MY SHOULDERS. what are the birds that one would see the most? and these birds are on the upland game bird list! our common everyday English or House Sparrows, Starlings and Doves/Pigeon. English sparrow? real name the English Finch. wouldnt that include other finch related birds?  if you leave your door open. couldnt a sparrow fly in and chow down on some kibble? as long as i have cared for a mixed flock(not mine). i have seen the said other culprits feeding on kibble every day. i hope this takes some of the heat off of chickens a little bit. very good info on this thread tho.

post #107 of 108
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ya'll can say all you want about me being new here and i dont know what i am talking about! bite me! i only joined to make a simple observation! 1st- i want say, is that i hear what all of you quail heads are saying. yes i read the whole dang thing! LOL! all are valid points. 2nd- srry for the mishaps!. now to my problem. that big old book JJ quoted and that point forward. in that quote it had said other birds can carry the disease. providing i read it right. if game birds are highly susceptible to it and cold also be a carryer! again providing i read it right. let me bring to light a possibility. let me make this clear!! I AM A NOBODY WITH A HEAD ON MY SHOULDERS. what are the birds that one would see the most? and these birds are on the upland game bird list! our common everyday English or House Sparrows, Starlings and Doves/Pigeon. English sparrow? real name the English Finch. wouldnt that include other finch related birds?  if you leave your door open. couldnt a sparrow fly in and chow down on some kibble? as long as i have cared for a mixed flock(not mine). i have seen the said other culprits feeding on kibble every day. i hope this takes some of the heat off of chickens a little bit. very good info on this thread tho.

 

I am having a hard time following, but I think you are asking if common wild birds could also be to blame for transmitting disease?  If that is what you are saying, then yes.  That could happen.  And it probably does happen.  The problem is it is not possible to test that one random sparrow that flew in and ate some food that one time.  He flew away and you will never be able to tell which random sparrow he was if he ever comes back.  Now for chickens and quail.....you have a much more captive audience.  You could technically link one chicken as the carrier. Or one quail as the carrier. 

post #108 of 108

LOL!!! let test some sparrows! im down with that!  yea, you got what i was saying. say you test your birds and they come up negative for the disease? then what? an immaculate conception of a disease? LOL!!  thats why i pointed out that another game bird that could be a carrier may have flown in and played beer pong with the quails, then left. analytical statements are only good when they include all points. 

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