So... My flock of 22 has Mycoplasma.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Faverolling, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Faverolling

    Faverolling In the Brooder

    Sep 29, 2013
    NW FL
    All due to me taking in a flock from a neighbor. I knew I should've quarantined, but my faverolles are in my spare coop. Anyways, should I try to treat or cull? Also, the rooster of the flock was thrown in with the faverolles because he fought with mine. The faverolles and he himself hasn't shown any signs of sickness at all, so would they be safe? I'd be heartbroken to have to cull them all. I've raised them from chicks. :( However, I don't want to risk anyone else's flocks.
  2. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Songster

    Mar 27, 2013
    I don't have any experience with Mycoplasma infections, but from what I have read it can be treated with antibiotics like tetracycline and others. I also read that you vaccinate the sick ones with a dead vaccine to improve symptoms, and vaccinate the ones that are well with a live vaccine to prevent them from getting sick......and sanitize everything. It is a bacteria, so I would think you could get rid of it. I guess the best thing to do would be to ask a vet that treats chickens.

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