First i want to say thanks. I have used the website numerous times for much information, but this is my first post. I recently introduced some new pullets to my small backyard flock, and unfortunately, it looks as though I have introduced infectious bronchitis to my established flock. By reading, it appears that they will all be carriers, so I have unfortunately decided to start my flock over, and am going to cull the 7 chickens I have. I do not want to sell carriers to someone like somebody did me, so i have some questions. My questions are....... Is it safe to eat a chicken that has been exposed to infectious bronchitis....... and how long would I have to let the chicken run I am currently using sit dormant before allowing the new chicks to use it. I am building a brand new coop, but they will have to use that same run my current chix are using. Any help is appreciated. Just a word of rookie advice, raise your chickens and additions from chicks so you don't bring sickness into your flock.