Diseased Roster?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cbourbeau32, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. cbourbeau32

    cbourbeau32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our neighbors rooster came to live with us when he started letting him free range (he has no other chickens) and so far I haven't been too concerned as he and my rooster are separated by the goat fence that my roo can't get through. Anyway he only has one good eye and when I looked closer at him today it is covered in scabs of some sort and there is another one on the side of his head where the good eye is. Should I just take him out so he doesn't spread it to my flock if it is contagious?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Charlie
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Hi Charlie-

    Post some pics. We can't tell for sure whether it is a problem or not without actually seeing it.

    That being said, I keep a strict quarantine on my birds. I do not let any domesticated poultry around my birds that I do not own. Period. I would take him out just to maintain biosecurity. I may not eat him based on what you have described, but he would likely be fed to my dogs in the absence of any overt infections.

    Just my $0.02. Take care.
     
  3. cbourbeau32

    cbourbeau32 Out Of The Brooder

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    He won't let me get close to him to take pictures. He's acting funny so I think he'll be a gonner tomorrow.

    Thanks, Charlie
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Better safe than sorry. Strange, scabby birds are not OK to have hanging around a healthy flock. He could just have injuries, but he could have something more sinister. There are several diseases that are readily passed between birds that can ruin a flock. I wouldn't risk it, myself, so I can understand.

    Good luck, Charlie.
     

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