Privett Hatchery and possible solmonella in my new chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MCSD5928, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. MCSD5928

    MCSD5928 Just Hatched

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    I ordered 30 chicks of various breeds from Welp Hatchery three weeks ago. Privett Hatchery is a drop shipper for them and my packing label indicated my chicks came from there. Many of you may have seen in the news that a recent salmonella outbreak has been traced to Privett.

    The chicks all appear healthy. None of them died during shipping or since. I don't know if these chicks are contaminated or not. They're still in a broader in my garage. I'm looking for some advice. Do I introduce them to my existing flock when the time comes? Can I somehow test them? If they are infected, is there a treatment? Do I get rid of them and start over? What do I do?

    Thank you for any help!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would call your state veterinarian or county extension agent and ask them.
     
  3. MCSD5928

    MCSD5928 Just Hatched

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    I spoke with someone at the extension office and they said it was nothing to really worry about. Thank you!
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh good! I have ordered from Welp before a couple of times, and been pleased.
     

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