My bird has the bird form of Mycoplasma, help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fairyloop5, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. clucking with my chicken

    clucking with my chicken Chirping

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    Separate it from the flock it’s as easy as that
     
  2. AviansLove

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    But you are risking spreading the "sickness" to the other chickens, also chickens are flock animals so it would just get lonely and suffer. Keeping a closed flock is also a big risk because if you know someone who had chickens and they come to your house get the "sickness" on them they risk spreading it to there flock.
     
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  3. aart

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    That would just put another flock at risk.

    Exactly! Not to mention the continuing suffering of the sick bird.

    No, just the old hands trying to teach the new, and probably young, keepers about some realities.
     
  4. AviansLove

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    Thank you, this is a fact and I wish people would understand the risks they put the other flocks in by keeping the sick chickens, any chicken that can spread something to the other chickens get put down, it's a sad reality but we need to face it.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yes, which is why I said about two of the posters that they sounded young. NEVER too young to learn the facts of life about the animals you are caring for, though. If they have sickness in the flock, it's overdue on that time.

    We are not going to ever equate killing a human being with culling a chicken. The rest I agree with.

    Exactly. No flaming here, just trying to teach some harsh reality to young people who have the lives of these birds in their hands. It's not all sunshine and roses and they'd best learn that now.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That is not easy. You have to be careful going from one pen to the other, they can't be in the same air space, tracking germs on your feet and clothing from the sick bird to the ones you think are still healthy, etc. It is actually quite complicated and since you cannot see a germ, you can never be sure you are not transmitting disease.
     
  7. Fairyloop5

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    I have talked to one, she gave me meds for it.
     
  8. AviansLove

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    Just an example, I know humans and chickens are not the same and humans are not replaceable.. even if the person does love that chicken a lot it risks you losing the other chickens. Glad you agree with this.
     
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  9. Fairyloop5

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    I have had chickens for 6 years
     
  10. AviansLove

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    Please understand you put every other bird you have at risk, it is completely your decision but it is whats best, good luck OP.
     
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