Question about quarantine: Turkeys?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rizq, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. rizq

    rizq Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    We are getting some RIR, BO, and a pair of bronze turkeys. We have a quarantine pen which we can put the chickens in, and have another pen we can put the turkeys in. My question is do chickens and turkeys share diseases? How far do the quarantined birds have to be from the main flock? Same for the turkeys? We may have to move the pen we are going to have to put the turkeys in and I need to plan where [​IMG]


  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    They `share' many diseases. The one most of the lit. focuses on is Blackhead (from chook to turk). The distance? As far as is it is possible given your property/setup. I'd probably keep a seperate pair of boots handy (or a tub of disinfectant to stand in) so as to cut down on unintended fecal transmission (moving from one pen to another).

    Good luck!
  3. rizq

    rizq Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Sounds good [​IMG] The new chickens and turkeys are coming from the same place, so I will move the other pen next to the chicken quarantine pen (which is as far from our other chooks as possible). I may get some crocks or something to use when feeding the quarantined birds, I always feed anything in quarantine last so as not to spread anything by clothing. Separate shoes would be easier than disinfecting one pair.

    Thanks [​IMG]

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