Infectious Bronchitis

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chix12, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. chix12

    chix12 New Egg

    Jul 3, 2015
    Hello, I had a chicken that passed away. I had him necropsied and he was diagnosed with IBV. I've culled the flock as they were either sick or carriers. I've since pressure washed and disinfected the coop. My question is how long should I wait before introducing new chicks. Particularly the run. Also the chickens were free range. I don't want to have to go through loosing another flock it was heart breaking.
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    Sorry for your troubles.

    There's really no way to disinfect the run or range area.
    Where did you get the birds that were sick, what age did you get them, and when did they become ill??
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2016
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    It may be worth considering vaccinating your future flock against IB.

    Last edited: Jun 6, 2016

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