Is it possible to keep birds in quarantine forever?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mamaKate, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I picked up a couple of chicks about a month ago that developed symptoms in quarantine. I wormed them, supplemented, and medicated their eyes. They seem to be fine, now. I'm still uncomfortable about letting them near my other birds. Would a vet be able to tell if they are carriers? My son has grown attached to them (even though I warned him). If he's willing to do the hospital work, is it feasible to just keep them separate forever?
     
  2. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why don't you pick one bird from the rest of the flock for your "sacrifice bird" for lack of a better term. Put him with the two chicks, and just see what happens. If he doesn't get sick, maybe you'll feel okay about combining them. If he does, they all have to go. I can't imagine, that if they are carriers, you could keep the germs away forever. What were the "symptoms"?
     
  3. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    They had bubbles in their eyes, were very thin and one seemed to have trouble breathing. Thanks for the input but an experimental bird won't work. My "flock" is 1 BO roo and 1 RIR pullet. They're completely bonded and I can't separate them.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    There are vaccines for some diseases. If it is corzoa they have a vaccine you can give your healthy birds along with dosing the once sick birds. But you have to know if that was what they had.......
     

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