Advice needed on closed flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I have mostly two year old chickens. Most were hatched her except the first 4 chicks 2 1/2 years ago. And a silkie pullet who was added 8 months ago and quarantined 30 days.
    None of the originals were vaccinated.
    One silkie roo got coccidiosis 3 months after adding the one new silkie, probably no connection
    The same silkie roo, 2 years old, hatched by me, not vaccinated. A month ago he was put down after contracting Marek's ( the nerve one), or Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

    Question, should I not add any adult chickens even if quarantined? If the roo contracted Marek's, where did he get it from, why now, even 8 months after the pullet was introduced whose status was unknown and he's 2 years old?

    How does one know if they're adding a carrier of anything that doesn't show up during quarantine? Is it a risk people take?
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
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    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Anyone?
     

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