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rabies and chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klf73, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I know this has been posted but I had a slightly different question. I know chickens can't be a carrier of rabies but if bit by a rabid animal can the rabies kill them?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I don't think so. Our city even defines animals as "any mammal that can get rabies, except man." Chickens are considered "poultry" by the city, but were are talking about a government entity here.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't believe that the rabies virus can survive in poultry. So I don't believe they can "get" rabies or be a vector.
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    The reason I am asking is I had a chicken taken from a run by a suspected rabid fox. A few days after the attack one of the hens that were left started acting weird and then a few days later she was sleeping and holding her head funny. A few days after that she started having head tremors. I had dh put her down and none of the other hens are affected and it's been weeks. She was perfectly healthy before the fox attacked......
    I wasn't sure if the fox bit her and caused some sort of problem or transmitted something to her. I forgot to have dh inspect her for marks
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2009
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The symptoms you listed suggest poisoning or a neuroligical disorder. You may have better luck on the Sickness and disease board. I'll report your thread and ask that it be moved. [​IMG]
     

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