breed immunity; or "how many do I have to cull?"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sumatra, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. sumatra

    sumatra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2010
    NW PA
    I actually did quarentine some new birds for over a month, but still got coryza(I think) and pox. i have culled about 1/3 of my birds so far. I still have 76. Oddly, the breeds I have all reacted differently. One group had a chronic infection for 1 month. Another breed has shown no symptoms whatsoever. The third breed suffered light sneezing in some of the birds for 2-3 days. The fourth group had 50% get infected, 20% dying and 30% recovering. The last group all got very sick. i culled the last group, the chronic group and anyone who got more than a little sick. then my turkeys got it. Out of 6, 5 have been sneezing (thier only symptom) since before Christmas. The last bird has been completely well the whole time. Do I cull all the turkeys? Can I leave the healthy one? Do I Have to cull all my chickens, too, or can i leave the healthy ones? And do I have to cull the sumatras, NONE of which ever got sick, although they were housed with the sick ones? I need help to decide what to do. I just found out I'll be going away next week, so I can't wait it out any longer. I hate to trouble anyone, but I am losing my little mind here.
  2. warmwater

    warmwater Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2009
    Are you sure you have coryza and pox? Did you do a search on both in the upper right hand corner? There's websites you can find that discribes symptoms-tells you what disease it might be and treatment. From what I read you can treat your birds.

    I have no experience with either, I have a small flock of 21, they are our pets and I would treat whatever they had. I hope someone with first hand knowledge gets on here and helps you. I'm sorry.

    Here's a bump back up to the top. Renee
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    You should find out what is wrong with them. Send the body of one of your culled birds for necropsy so you will know what they have. You can also take a sick bird to a local university or college with a vet program and get it euthanized and necropsied. Call your State vet to find out who offers the service in your area.

    Good luck. Sorry for the problems with the flock.
  4. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2009
    Albany, OR
    Quote:I was thinking the same thing.

    ETA - Good luck - I hope you are able to save the rest!!
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010

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