Salmonella

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5peeps, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello ,
    Just wondering , If a chicken gets Salmonella can it be passed on though there eggs .

    Thanks
    The Newbie
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    yes I think so
     
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maine
    Our state guy told us as a precaution to throw the eggs out however, if they are cooked properly then they would be fine.

    Do your chickens have it???
     
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  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Yes. Not to say it always *will* be, but it most certainly *can*, and not especially rarely either.


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  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    how do chickens get it?

    isnt that what all the blood testing is for?
     
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    They can get it through rat/mice feces and I am sure many other ways.
     
  7. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since we are on the subject, are their any symptoms?
     
  8. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sluggish, wings down, puffy eyes, not eating or drinking well, neck twitches, Diarrhea (spell???). Death usually occurs with 48 hours of contamination. You need to treat your flock for 10-14 days with Terramycin or Tetracycline.
     
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  9. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No my chicks don't , I have two little kids and wanted to know if it was a possibility . I was reading some posts and read were they can get it from rat and mouse feces and I know we have mice in my hood our back yard is a green belt and I have seen evidence of them around . So how much should I worry about this .

    Thanks
    The Newbie
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I wouldn't worry so much about it. Since you are in seattle near a green belt, I bet you have less mice and rats than if you lived down down town, and the ones you have are "healthier" than the true city pests.
     

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