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eggs you buy to hatch can they give your flock any kind of Illness?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crzychicken, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I was telling a neighbor that I bought some eggs to hatch and they asked me this and I have no idea.[​IMG] If you buy eggs to hatch [​IMG] if those eggs can carry anything (after their hatched) and can they give it to your flock ??? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thank you
     
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  2. Sammysmom

    Sammysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question! I have no idea but would really like to know the answer.
     
  3. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never thought about it when I bought eggs from other BYCers
    Maybe there fine but it would be nice to know or what to ask before you buy any.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    The answer is YES. Certain diseases, such as MG, can be passed through
    an egg to the chick. I believe it can live for 3 days in an egg but it
    may be much longer.
     
  5. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buy a bator!!![​IMG]
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    What's MG?
     
  7. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    from http://priory.com/vet/egg.htm
    MYCOPLASMOSIS

    Mycoplasmosis is a series of bacterial infections caused by bacterium mycoplasm of various types in egg type layers. Mycoplasmosis results in severe economic losses in egg type layers in terms of reduced egg production and higher mortality. Eggs with Pimpled shells were also associated with Mycoplasma infections (Branton et al., 1997). Flocks infected with Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) and Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) produced fewer eggs (Mohammad et al., 1987). The authors reported a loss of 127 million eggs and $7 million due to MG only. North (1984) reported 20-30% drop in egg production due to MS. These losses are very high and would narrow the margins between cost of production and net profit from commercial egg laying birds. Efforts shall always be made to reduce losses thereby increasing egg production. This could however, be possible through better health management and the application of improved husbandry skills. For effective control of MG, a vaccine has now been prepared and is administered in drinking water when the layers are 12 weeks old. However, the disease is mostly transmitted through eggs from the infected or carrier birds to the newborn chickens. Thus, it is imperative for the breeders to have a regular blood test program and eliminate infected or carrier birds from the flocks. An effective measure to prevent its vertical transmission has been developed by heating eggs prior to incubator placement at a temperature of 460C. At this temperature no mycoplasma will survive, however heating eggs at this temperature may have a slight impact on hatchability.


    the eggs can be "carriers" of diseases... i think crd also an be in eggs... MYCOPLASMOSIS, which is MS or MG commonly called that is...also where it says 460c i think it is 46 degrees celsius not 460
     
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  8. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW Thank you 98 gt A blood test is the only way to tell other than bumpy eggs could a vet do this test ??
     
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  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Good info 98GT. I assume the 460C is actually 46.0C.


    Crzychicken, MG turns up as a "chicken cold" which can be as simple
    as a sneezing chicken to runny noses, infected eyes, and even death.
     
  10. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    PC, i corrected this under the copy and pasted text from the website... in my very last line... i did catch that when i reread what was in he post...
     

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