Stray Chicken and Diseases

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ruffles, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. ruffles

    ruffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My animal Control Officer has an unclaimed rhode island red chicken, she is reluctant to give it to me as I have 19 chickens, and it could be carrying a disease.

    The chicken has been in her care for about one week, appears healthy, I clean her coop at the shelter where she is being housed, what if anything shold I fear my chickens picking up?/

    I know of no illnessess involving chickens in my Town , which is a farming community.

    Also, my other concern is introducing her to whichever gruop I decide to put her with

    Our chickens are separated, older group one and a half, a group of 9 month old, and another group 7 months old.
     
  2. MTopPA_18707

    MTopPA_18707 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good question but hard to say . . .

    The bird should be quarantined for 30 days.

    Then pick one of your birds [the one you could most live without] and put those two birds together for a second month.

    At the end of that time, you could probably add the hen to your flock.

    Your question is a good one . . . imagine how you'd feel loosing your flock to disease.

    Xriva
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011

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