Respiratory disease, culling and sanitation

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dbarjacres, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. dbarjacres

    dbarjacres Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2012
    I just culled my flock of 12 birds, due to an ongoing respiratory issue since late September (sneezing, congested, 5 deaths). My plan is to start over with new chicks this spring.

    I've seen some people say this will stay in the ground for a year and other people say that respiratory bugs can only exist about 3 days outside the body.

    Does anyone have any accurate knowledge of this?

    I did not have any post mortems done, so don't know exactly what bug it was from, just something that appeared when I purchased started chicks from a breeder (who claimed to have healthy birds, and he must have brought something in as I saw he sold his entire flock shortly after my birds were getting sick), feed thru crumbles nor herbal supplements did not help.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Not knowing what disease your birds were infected with makes it difficult to figure out what the course time would be for repopulation. A necropsy would be best. Here's a link with incubation and course times for respiratory diseases in poultry:
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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