Have you ever had a flock with a respiratory disease?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farmer413, May 6, 2018.

  1. Yes. I kept the chickens.

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  2. Yes. I'm still adding to my flock.

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  3. Yes. I culled the chickens.

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  4. I'm not sure but it's possible.

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  5. No. I have never had any chickens with a respiratory disease.

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  1. Farmer413

    Farmer413 Chirping

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    Have you ever had a flock with a respiratory disease that was incurable?

    If so, did you keep or cull the birds?

    The reason I ask is because mine might but I'm curious about others. I've been worried about this all day and am going to have mine checked.
     
  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    Yes. Suspected Mycoplasma Gallisepticum. I kept my birds and I breed for health. I have not closed my flock, because the strain involved is extremely mild (slight runny nose/cough in juvies) and because because it's widespread where I am. Pretty much the only way to avoid it is to keep your birds in a barn with no outside contact. Culling would be foolish, in this case. I still sell birds, but only those that have exhibited resillience and health. No selling sick birds. That's not fair to the buyer.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    If you are worried you should have some of your birds tested to find out what they have:
    http://www.zoologix.com/avian/Datasheets/PoultryRespiratoryPanel.htm
     
  4. Farmer413

    Farmer413 Chirping

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    I've tried calling them but they arent open yet. Any idea what it costs? Do they do testing for general public? I'm so frustrated at this point.

    Thanks
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I don't know what they cost, but it's probably not too expensive.

    A friend of mine used them, so they are open to the public.
     

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