After dry pox how long to wait to intro new chicks? 3mths??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MasAhora, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. MasAhora

    MasAhora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock is not free of hateful dry pox yet, but all new cases seem very mild and clear up quick.
    I had planned in mid February to get another batch of chicks (summer here so great for raising outdoors).
    Their pen and coop has dry pox scabs in it,.
    The coop I can clean but the pen is grassy dirt under a tree so I've no idea how to sterilize it.

    I think I read on one of the looooong pox threads that it takes 3 months for the virus to die....I'm kinda hoping I'm wrong.[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It is possible to vaccinate chicks.
    Recovered birds are immune but may become carriers for life.
     
  3. MasAhora

    MasAhora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have the option to vaccinate. I am now in rural Paraguay and already considered odd fussing over chickens, vets are not what I was used to in Australia....love my new country anyways[​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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  5. MasAhora

    MasAhora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aside from problems obtaining a vaccine (mail service here isn't that fast!) the vaccine may not cover the strand(s) of virus in my flock from I have read.

    I wish I could find where I read to wait 3 months just to confirm my memory... some of the great threads are very long and I can't go all the way back through them -I shoulda written it down[​IMG]
     

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