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Can chickens get Parvo?

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I just picked up the sweetest little puppy yesterday from the coweta animal shelter, the lady told me they didn't have a vet to come around and do shots so I needed to take him in. Well we just got back from the vet and I am so upset because Zoomer may have parvo. Ive got 6 chickens and now i'm stuck wondering what to do with this poor little dog, I realy don't want my chickens to get it and i'm so mad at the shelter for giving away a dog like this, they had to have known because she only mentioned the dog was vomiting as we were walking out with him. UGH I am sooooo upset not to mention $110 poorer, what to do?

Mom to two with a wonderful husband. Adoped mom to Zoomer, 4 BR hens, 1 ? hen, 1 Silkie roo and one Peking duck.
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Mom to two with a wonderful husband. Adoped mom to Zoomer, 4 BR hens, 1 ? hen, 1 Silkie roo and one Peking duck.
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First hugs so sorry about your puppy I don't think chickens can get parvo. I hope your puppy makes a full recovery.

a very loving and patient  husband  4 kids 2 daughter 2 sons 2 granddaughters 6 dogs, 6 cats, 1 ferret,
3 bantams 2 Plymouth barred rock. 2  buffs 1 Red star sex links , 1 black star sex links, 2 Australops, 1 Very sweet bantam rooster. 2 barnyard mix hens                                           
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a very loving and patient  husband  4 kids 2 daughter 2 sons 2 granddaughters 6 dogs, 6 cats, 1 ferret,
3 bantams 2 Plymouth barred rock. 2  buffs 1 Red star sex links , 1 black star sex links, 2 Australops, 1 Very sweet bantam rooster. 2 barnyard mix hens                                           
the love child story. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...
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hugs  so sorry about the puppy, hope he makes a full recovery.  Shame on that shelter, what an unethical thing to do!!!
Don't have a clue about chickens getting parvo...

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chickens can't get parvo.  But parvo is a strong virus that can stay alive on surfaces for years, infecting other dogs that come along later.  Mix up a solution of 1 cup of bleach per gallon of water and spray the yard, anywhere the pup walked.  Also clean the household surfaces with it. 

I HATE it when people let you take home sick animals.  I am euthanizing my chicks today because someone sold them to me sick.  That's just plain WRONG.

Blue Lace Red Wyandottes and Delaware Chickens.  Barbados Blackbelly Sheep and Katahdin Sheep
Several loyal dog and one VERY patient and understanding husband.
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Blue Lace Red Wyandottes and Delaware Chickens.  Barbados Blackbelly Sheep and Katahdin Sheep
Several loyal dog and one VERY patient and understanding husband.
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Originally Posted by carolinagirl58 

chickens can't get parvo.  But parvo is a strong virus that can stay alive on surfaces for years, infecting other dogs that come along later.  Mix up a solution of 1 cup of bleach per gallon of water and spray the yard, anywhere the pup walked.  Also clean the household surfaces with it. 

I HATE it when people let you take home sick animals.  I am euthanizing my chicks today because someone sold them to me sick.  That's just plain WRONG.


I agree, google research indicates PARVO is a virus that affects mammals not birds.  That said, chickens can attract predators like coyotes, fox, racoons, possums, etc...which can all be PARVO carriers.  Of course you knew that...but just thot I would add that.

Good Luck with the puppy...I love dogs, I have 5 jack russells (3 of them are 3 month old puppies) see my BYC page for pics of them checking out the chickens if interested! big_smile

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