Breed chickens that have had fowl pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NTXchickens, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. NTXchickens

    NTXchickens Hatching

    Dec 6, 2015
    I have a flock of about 20 chickens that have gone through fowl pox. Hoping to breed them, although not sure tgat is a good idea since they have had fowl pox.

    Are the chickens now permanent carriers that would spread the disease with the baby chicks?

    Considering culling the lot and ordering fresh from a hatchery as well.

    Thanks in advance , been lurking this forum for a while

  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Songster

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    Previously infected birds do not remain carriers of fowlpox. They do remain permanently immune to the disease however.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2015
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