Can fertile eggs and newly hatched squabs carry viruses?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Quacking Pigeon, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    Hi guys, I was just wondering if fertile eggs and newly hatched squabs carry immunity to what ever their parents had and if that can spread to their adopted parents, thanks
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    [​IMG] still studying this one..... :lol:
     
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    I'm not sure I understand the question here. Are you asking if they can transfer immunity to the parents? or if they can infect the parents with a virus/disease?
     
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  5. Quacking Pigeon

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    If they can infect the parents with a virus/disease
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    I don't think so, the babies should hatch free of viruses. It is to be hoped that the parents will not be shedding virus that might infect the squabs during the rearing period.
     
  7. Quacking Pigeon

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    I was thinking if I were to get some fertile eggs off a different person (That will probably never happen), and their birds are immune to more things mine are. Are my birds at a higher risk of catching something from those squabs.
     
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    Hypothetically then, as long as the eggs are clean of visible debris and you have foster parents to raise them I don't see a problem.
     
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    I wouldn't really worry about it. The only thing I am aware of is with salmonella/paratyphoid. It can cause infertile eggs, young which die in the egg, and also young which die soon after hatching. Whether or not it can transfer to the parents though? I don't really know, but I doubt it.
     

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