spreading infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spuetz07, May 3, 2009.

  1. spuetz07

    spuetz07 Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    Cochrane, WI
    I recently took in 5 hens, and found out yesterday that they not only have lice, but respiratory infections as well. I took them in on Monday night last week (almost a week ago) Do my chickens catch this infection immediately? OR can I get rid of the hens and ensure the health of my old flock? I know that the lice is on them all now (unfortunately)!
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    So you didn't quarantine them? No way to know for sure if your others picked up something, but you need to get them separated ASAP, then cull the new ones, and watch yours for symptoms. Treat for lice, certainly.

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