MG

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mccluckers, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    I suspect my chickens and ducks had MG, unfortunately a fox got in and killed them all about 1.5 months ago. I have only today cleared out the coop but my question is, Will the disease be dead? My plan is to get some more chickens in about 6 weeks. Is this a silly idea?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Just make sure it is thoroughly cleaned, all feathers cleared out and disinfected... Virkon is a great disinfectant for many contagions...
     
  3. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it vital that everything is out? my coop is quite difficult to get everything out. Am i wrong in thinking that MG bacteria die after a few weeks of no host?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I had a state Vet tell me 2 weeks was as long as it would live outside a host. He said possibly longer in cool, damp weather (may be you in the UK?) but for us with our heat, 2 weeks was max.
     
  5. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, thanks, seeing as i will add my new birds 3 months after the old died i think it will be alright! the only thing i am concerned about is due to my coop design, it is hard to thoroughly clean it.
     

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