Showing Risks

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by BLaBauve, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Besides all the respiratory diseases, what else can your birds catch at a show? I understand you have to quarantine them when they get back - but I'd like to know what I' putting my bird at risk for. I'm contemplating showing, but very concerned about a bird bringing home something serious - so I'm debating whether it's worth it to me.
     
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    I am getting SQ SLW's in the spring, so I am interested in the possibility of showing. [​IMG] After going to a county fair poultry show, I decided that type of showing was not for me...too hot and you have to leave your birds all week. A regular 2 or 3 day poultry show I could do...if I can work my job around it!
     
  3. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Here in GA they often have 1 day shows, there are 2 coming up in the next few months. I couldn't do a week long show either! I would just do 1 day shows.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    They can catch lice/mites if the bird next to them is infested.

    I always quarantine at least 4 weeks after a show. I also will spray the birds down with Peremethrin incase they picked up any bugs.
     
  5. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Ok lice/mites don't scare me like some fatal disease. I could use frontline spray on them before and after.
     
  6. colowyo0809

    colowyo0809 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not saying this is the case for everything, but aren't alot of chicken diseases opportunistic diseases? Meaning, if your bird is in good health it stands a better chance of getting sick/mites/etc anyways, even at home? I would imagine a healthy bird, used to being in a cage for stretches at a time (not battery hen situation, but showing situation) fed well and watered regular would be less susceptable (sp?!) than one who is stressed and freaked. I could be wrong though [​IMG]
     

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