Are there any diseases finches can pass to chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BeastyBird, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. BeastyBird

    BeastyBird In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2015
    My niece works at Petsmart and they had 2 finches come in that they could not sell because they are missing a leg, so she gave them to me. I have them in the house for quarantine and also because it is so cold to add them to the aviary outside having no time to acclimate. The thing is I did not consider if these birds could get my chickens sick and I put them in the same room as a silkie hen with her 7 chicks I am rearing in the house. Is there anything I need to worry about?

  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Songster

    May 15, 2015
    If I were you, I probably wouldn't worry- the only way diseases could be spread between them would be through droppings, and even then, that's a very remote possibility.
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

    Jul 19, 2016
    Quarantine for a few weeks.Birds can transfer disease to chickens.Im sure you can keep her with them just quarantine.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2016

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