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Should I get rid of rooster in quarantine with suspected canker?? Once healed will he infect flock?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Burleigh Chick, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Burleigh Chick

    Burleigh Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have previously posted regarding a new rooster to my flock who is in quarantine.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/726418/new-pic-5-month-old-roo-with-bump-on-beak-and-now-yellowish-white-spot-roof-of-mouth-what-is-this-should-i-be-concerned-pictures/10#post_10036980
    After 10 days a bump appeared and I suspect it is Canker and I just began treatment with Metronidazole and betadine 3 days ago. I am coming up on 4 weeks quarantine and I understand that they are carriers after successful treatment.
    What does this mean for my flock if I decide to integrate him?. He is very cool, and I have grown very attached to him, but I don``t want to put anyone at risk. The seller says she will take him back if I am worried. What should I do???[​IMG]
     
  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    take him back.you dont want to kill off your flock over one chicken do you?thats what I would do.I only buy chicks from someone local with good reputation.
     

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