Meat Birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Bnreimer, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Bnreimer

    Bnreimer Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2012
    Abbotsford BC
    I have a flock of Rhode Islands and a couple little banty hens. I had a hen die of Merecks disease a couple months back and so far everyone is okay with no issues. Lesson learned. I know merecks disease can kick around so this is my question.

    I wanted to do a flock of meat birds in the spring. Is this still an okay idea? How far away do they have to be? Any advice would be appreciated.

    Ps- what bird is the best with the least issues?
  2. Anna-MN

    Anna-MN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2012
    In my opinion, I wouldn't do it. That seems like too short of time to start raising birds again. If you were to do it, I would go as far as possible away and sterilize everything and anything. I would have specific shoes and clothing for each pen that never come in contact with the other. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  3. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2010
    Northeast Nebraska
    If you brooded them in a different location and put them on grass away from the coop that had Mereks disease you should be okay.

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