QUESTION! NEED RESPONCE & OPINIONS! PLEASE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MrsSmitho, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

    Kim
     
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    good question! [​IMG]
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Fowl pox are caused by mosquitos and Coryza is passed from bird to bird (sneezing, drinking after each other and so on) so I would think that the eggs would be safe to hatch. You cannot however EVER let the chicks breathe the same air as the sick ones, use the same feeders, waterers, etc.. You must also always use good hand washing techniques.
     
  4. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Morning smile

    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? tongue


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

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    Quote: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...
    chistina
     
  6. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    darn...figures:he

    better safe than sorry!!

    so do you think the incubator would become infected if later, after sanitizing it, we bought eggs from someone else, incubated and hatched, they would have it also????

    Thanks for the input...even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear [​IMG]

    Kim
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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.
     
  8. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes mam, I believe you are correct. I have been very careful, until this morning when I realized that I bring the eggs in to wash them...
    and the thought process deepens [​IMG]

    I thought I had read that the disease can live in the soil for up to 10 years... ??

    I had not heard of the burning process, but I was careful to dispose of the carcasses properly. And I am very careful about my clothes, etc from the coop to the house...coveralls rock (we'll see how hard they rock in the summer [​IMG] )

    Since I hate to think of culling the flock - such lovely, personable birds...I guess we will be waiting for them to die off of old age. [​IMG]

    and keeping them all to ourselves [​IMG]

    I do NOT want to be responsible for spreading this!!!!!! It is a heart breaker to watch an outbreak...I just pray for no more in their lifetime.

    It was interesting though...and I say this to you because you seem to be the "Queen Bee" on this forum;) with a true since of "life" understanding...The Leghorns were the ones to get sick and die, the Barred Rocks never did, except one roo who was quarentined for one day and got over it within 3 days...he is set for the dinner table in a couple weeks [​IMG]

    Do you think that has anything to do with the fact the Leghorns are so inbred? The Barred Rocks just are more healthy overall...curious.

    Thank you so much!!

    Kim
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some birds (like your BR's) may have a stronger constitution and while they don't show the symptoms like the others their body kicked in and dealt with it before you saw the external stages showing up in them.

    It is the same as how you can have the world's worst cold - coughing, sneezing, drainage, fever and your DH feels rough for a day and is over it while you continue to suffer.
     
  10. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, makes since! I was just checking out your webpage...WOW.

    Is there anything you DON"T do??

    I am jealous...in a good way!! We, (I), want goats for milk in the Spring...DH has been trying to talk me out of it since I have all the other going on [​IMG]...but I really, really, want to make stuff at home!! I have also found all your recipes for yogurt, cream cheese, etc...they will be used...at some point [​IMG]

    Thanks again for the info!! I will let DH know...he is super gun-ho to incubate! He will be bummed...hehehe, he is a city boy with NO "country" roots, thoughts, understanding [​IMG]...Gos is so good to bring completely different people together to learn off each other!!

    Thanks again!!

    Kim
     

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