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Question about unhatched chicks and CRD

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shelleyd2008, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I am not sure that my birds have CRD yet, but I do know they have something. I have lost 1 hen and have had things like sneezing, bubbly eyes, stuff like that.

    Anyway, I was worried about my eggs. I have a broody that is setting on eggs, and I don't know what to do. One of the eggs is hers, and it has hatched already. Normally I would take the chicks as they hatch, then give everyone back afterwards. There are 2 or 3 eggs that were shipped that are due in 2 days. I know that if I take the chick away, and it is CRD, it would infect my other chicks that are inside and not sick (from shipped eggs, hatched in the bator).

    So I guess my question is, if the hen that laid the egg did not have CRD, but the hen that is setting does, would the unhatched chicks still get it, before they hatch? Or would it be safe to take the eggs away and finish them in the bator, since I have some due then in the bator also?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    They won't get it from the hen that's sitting on them if you take them away before they hatch...the only caveat to that being if the outside of the shell has the bacteria on it & they get it when they hatch out.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ooh shelley, i am so sorry to hear about this!...[​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Is there anyway to sterilize it before they hatch?
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Yeah, it stinks. I got a sick bird from someone a few weeks ago, and didn't quarantine properly. Heck, I didn't think I would need to. My hen had just started brooding these eggs [​IMG]
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know any good way w/o risking hurting the embryo. I would just leave them outside w/ mama and give them all a good dose of Tylan. The up side to this disease is that at least it's not usually fatal and once they get it they usually develop immunity. [​IMG]
     
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    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yeah, it stinks. I got a sick bird from someone a few weeks ago, and didn't quarantine properly. Heck, I didn't think I would need to. My hen had just started brooding these eggs [​IMG]

    I feel you. Mine got it a few weeks ago b/c someone brought sick birds to a swap I hosted. [​IMG] It has pretty much run its course now though and everyone is recovering.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Yeah, but the downside is that the eggs she has are due at different times, and that I am allergic to eggs. All my birds were bought with the idea of selling chicks or hatching eggs, so sick birds kind of screws me over on that.

    There are some eggs that are probably a week behind, so I'll either have to hatch them in the bator or just let them die. [​IMG]
     
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  9. KellyHM

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    Quote:Yeah, but the downside is that the eggs she has are due at different times, and that I am allergic to eggs. All my birds were bought with the idea of selling chicks or hatching eggs, so sick birds kind of screws me over on that.

    They won't be sick for that long...
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Yeah, but the downside is that the eggs she has are due at different times, and that I am allergic to eggs. All my birds were bought with the idea of selling chicks or hatching eggs, so sick birds kind of screws me over on that.

    They won't be sick for that long...

    No, but if it is CRD they would be a carrier for life, and it is passed through the egg from the hen to the chick.
     

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