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Bottle calves and chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rob1976, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. rob1976

    rob1976 New Egg

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    I have a couple bottle calves I bought spur of the moment. I don't have a shelter for them yet so I put them in with my chickens in the chicken house. My boss said that's not a good idea cause the chickens can give the calves a disease.. Has anyone heard of that?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I have zero experience with cows but Yorkshire coop has given you some great links to check out.

    Good luck with all your animals!
     
  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Never heard of that, usually infectious diseases don't cross species, ie, chickens can't get mad cow, and cows can't get avian flu... Our birds and cows and sheep get along great. ;)

    But there are several bacteria and pathogens that ALL farm animals share, such as e coli, listeria, and camphlobacter, which are passable to humans. Here's more info..
    http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/pets/farm-animals.html
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! There's very few but most diseases don't cross from mammal to avian and opposite.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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