Chicken w/upper resp problem - danger to Afr. greys?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by EggyErin, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had planned to keep a friend's two A.G.'s for a week but I told her that one of my hens has had an upper respiratory infection. There is certainly a chance that there is CRD in my flock. My friend and I are thinking that it wouldn't be a good idea for me to keep her birds even though they would be in the house. Is this accurate?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Yes.

    If you go out to your birds and come in you are carrying the germs.

    If fact if you go to your chickens then go to her place to her birds you might infect them.

    Germs stick to coop shoes and clothes, some as short as 3 hrs some as long as 24 hrs- some of these germs are airborne and some need to be in fluid or feces to transmit.
     
  3. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for verifying. This is so depressing. I just love her greys and have enjoyed keeping them in the past.
     

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