Chickens spreading diseases to rabbits??!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MegPie, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. MegPie

    MegPie New Egg

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    I will be soon moving my rabbits into my shed for winter, they will be in there along with my chickens. Is there any diseases or illness that can be spread between them?? My chickens recently all suffered from a respiratory infection that killed 2 of them. I want to be sure nothing can affect my rabbits as they are show rabbits!! Please help!! Thanks
     
  2. chickenlover09

    chickenlover09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coccidiosis and a chicken cholera I believe.

    If they are in separate sections of the shed and are completely away from each other/can't get in contact with each other then I guess it would be okay, but I wouldn't risk it. My friend houses her rabbit near her chickens and the rabbit is okay though.
     
  3. MegPie

    MegPie New Egg

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    I guess I don't have any other options right now. I only have one shed, its a larger garden shed. The chickens have the back area which is chicken wired and enclosed. The rabbits will be in hanging cages against the side walls. I plan on doing the preventative coccidiosis treatment on all animals before putting them together. What should I do about the chicken cholera?? Is there a vaccine or anything for it? Thanks!
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Rabbits and chickens do not get the same strains of coccidia--all animals get their own strains which don't get passed to each other.
     

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