Incubating Eggs From Chickens With Worms Or Respiratory Disease

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MelissaBA, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you incubate eggs from chickens who are currently being treated for worms or respiratory disease or will the chicks hatch ill?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Personally, I would not hatch eggs from any birds that were susceptible to parasites or disease. You want the healthiest parent stock you can find, and these don't sound like it. Hardy, disease resistant parents will make thrifty, disease resistant chicks. I'm also not familiar enough with the different respiratory illnesses to know what might possibly be passed to the chick in the egg, or make the parent flock chronic carriers so they'd wind up infecting the chicks down the road. I'd just skip these birds and wait until my flock was healthy.
     
  3. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much...I believe I agree but wanted to double check...=)
     

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