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Can guineas get Luekosis from chickens?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by sara1226, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. sara1226

    sara1226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After much confusion about why my chickens kept dying the vet did a necropsy and then called a state university pathologist today and it was concluded that I have Luekosis in my flock. I'm devistated, I've only been able to enjoy having them since May. I have read articles that say there is a 100% death rate, and some that say far less. (If anyone can clarify that I'd appreciate it). If all of them die I will have no choice but to sadly give up on chickens and admit I failed at it.

    Is there any chance I could get guineas for my coop or would they catch it too? My husband built a big beautiful coop and it's awful to think it will now have to sit empty or be burned down.

    Any have any thoughts?
     

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