Respority Disease,and baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LoveThemBirds, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Songster

    Feb 23, 2015
    Petting Buffy Like a Dog
    Ok,Chicken math back to the test!

    I will be getting baby chicks,at least six.But,thing is,my hens have had resportory disease from about 1 and a half year ago.It stuck with some of them,and didn't with others.Is it still in full effect?Will my chicks get it?If it still is active,will Oxy given early before they even encounter it block it from entering?

    Here are breeds I am suggesting:
    Gold laced whyndotte
    Salmon favorolles
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    You can have your birds tested to find out what the problem really is; here in Michigan Mycopasma testing is only $20 for up to six birds at the MSU path lab. A bargain! Many such diseases will be an ongoing problem; I'd recommend getting a diagnosis before ringing in any new chicks. Mary

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