Hatching eggs of bird with cold

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quailmaster1986, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. quailmaster1986

    quailmaster1986 New Egg

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    Can you hatch eggs from a bird that has or had a cold if do so will it pass on to chicks and if it dose will the chicks pass on to others chicks
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Chickens don't get colds. What the birds have is a chronic respiratory illness. Depending on which one, yes, it can pass through the eggs to the chicks.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Agreed. To add, even if it does not pass through the egg, she is highly likely to give whatever illness it is to the chicks. It's not worth the effort IMO. When i got my initial chickens, one of them had a respiratory issue and it spread to the others, and chicks thereafter. Only after two years do I now have a flock that I am confident does not have the illness (and that's including vaccinations).

    ETA: here's a link that you may find interesting - http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  4. quailmaster1986

    quailmaster1986 New Egg

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    What can I do for the chicks some look like there gasping for air and look like they sneeze but that's the only signs they have
     

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