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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrsSmitho, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    ok, long to short. We are new to chickens...and we have had the Fowl Pox and most likely Coryza...so.

    The fungal sickness is over (for now) in our chickens, everybody is healthy and happy (and spoiled!).

    I know I can never get rid of any of my birds...BUT

    can I incubate their eggs and feel safe in those chicks going to new homes?????
    IF they never see the light of the coop or run??

    Anybody have a clue or idea? I do not want to infect anybody, and I can buy eggs to incubate...

    but if someone actually knows if the fungal thing can go to the eggs...or even the "immunity" of the Fowl Pox...I'd love to know!

    Thanks to all


  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    that one is gonna take some research.

    I'm hoping someone will see this that KNOWS and will give you a quick answer.
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    I think there are 2 threads on this subject
  4. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    Morning [​IMG]

    Ok, as I crawl out of bed...I had a thought...think it is in the general "correct" thought pattern?????

    If I use my eggs, without sanitizing them somehow ( I read about iodine) and the humidity makes the fungas grow, and they hatch, and breath (hopefully!!)...

    won't that make them carriers????

    AND if I hatch some of mine, for me...and later hatch some I buy to hatch for others...won't they become carriers being hatched in the same incubator???

    make since?? Am I over thinking and stressing on this? [​IMG]

    UUGGGG, I couldn't handle the thought of giving this to anybody!!!!
  5. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    Yes, I posted the same thread in 2 areas....hopping for more thought [​IMG]

  6. BJ

    BJ Songster

    Mar 20, 2007
    This is a question to ask Purdue University Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab. Here is the link. http://www.addl.purdue.edu/

    on "staff" and go to the Avian section. A good contact is Donna Schrader and here is her email address and phone number:

    Donna Schrader (765) 494-7454 [email protected]
  7. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    WOW!! Thank you...will do!! And post her answer [​IMG]

  8. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    Hey! I had posted the same question in the "Incubation" thread and figured I'd put some of the responce here also.

    The hookup with Pardue is awesome so far! They are super fast at responding and I am waiting for the 3rd "referal" to speak to a gentelman here in Tx...THANKS!!!

    So, below is some sound advice from a lady you all know, respect and love!!...


    The only way to be sure you won't pass around the disease is to cull and burn everything. Let the area lay fallow over a season and then you might be over the hump.

    Practice extreme biosecurity. Make sure you sanitize your clothing and shoes and keep them contained away from the entry and exit of your home. You being around your birds as carriers you can transfer the disease from your clothes, your shoes, your hands, even the local of the air being breathed and infect any other bird within a specific range of distance. Even wearing shoes from your chicken house to the feed store or the corner store can pass the disease and someone else can carry it home on their shoes.

    Your best bet is to wait and let your flock naturally die before hatching or adding more birds or to cull and start over. Disease spreads quickly and can be hard to fight.

    If more people practiced the cull and burn method there would be less disease circulating these days.

    I know this sounds harsh but it is irresponsible to think about selling or giving away your eggs as the disease is also passed through the eggs. It is even more irresponsible to consider hatching eggs and taking the risk those chicks will either get sick or will pass disease on to an unsuspecting person who ends up with them.

    If you have the disease in your chicken coop every new chick/egg will be a potential time bomb waiting to explode.

    If you did have coryza... Personally I would not feel comfortable selling the eggs to be hatched... It is carried through the eggs.
    Check my siggy for a great article on coryza. I culled my sick silkies...
    Chickens do NOT get COLDS:: http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/15/
    to Daniel, mom to Jonathan and Catherine.
    Writer of Romantic fiction http://www.nobleromance.com/Default.aspx

    let yall know after I speak with the good Dr. [​IMG]

  9. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Miss Prissy quoted this....

    "Let the area lay fallow over a season and then you might be over the hump."

    Now my question is....what is considered a "season"? How long?
  10. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    I didn't even think about it...just assumed a year. Guess it could be 6 months...

    longer the better, I'd think [​IMG]

    Please correct me if wrong MissPrissy!

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