Stray Chicken and Diseases

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

  1. ruffles

    ruffles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2009
    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.

    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011

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