Vacination for moved chicken, birds can live next?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GhettoRoo, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello.
    So, I have 53 birds. All live in one big combined flock, but I have had a viruses there.
    I have two 6 months old cockerels, and I would better like to find them new homes, but in known places, grandmother etc
    They posibbly are carriers I guess, so, can I move my cockerel to flock where is only few hens, 10-15.
    And did I need vaccinate them? How can it help? It specialy to dont make hens sick in time.
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    I have 11 old rooster from same flock, but as he is a purebreed im going to move he in other closed coop and buy his breed hens. He probably can make hens sicks? He is healthy Vorwerk today, be had got a disease as sneezings , but I rehab him perfectly.

    Thanks. Sorry for bad language.
     
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  2. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And, if fence is between flock of carriers and flock of healthy, can he healthy ones get sicks if they dont walk shoulder by shoulder.
     
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    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Most respiratory diseases make carriers of all chickens exposed. Any survivor will spread the disease because he is a carrier for life. When you have respiratory diseases in a flock, you have to close your flock--no birds should ever go out of it, and any new birds will be exposed to the disease. Even birds who don't show symptoms can be carriers, just by being in the same vicinity, breathing the air, drinking the water, feeding off the ground. Many people cull any sick birds, but if you choose to treat them, then close your flock for sure. Here is a good article to read on one of the common diseases--MG (CRD): http://umaine.edu/livestock/poultry/mycoplasma-gallisepticum-faq/
     
  5. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mmhm. Read. I dont know what to do now and in future. Kill those with weaker immunity system?
    I have birds there who is going to be in ''life bread''
    6 hens which probably is the main carriers in, cuz from 2 months old when i get them(8.5 months old today), they growed each in other size.
    Mby start with them, starting with those which shows most symptoms, if show. 2 of them, show clearly. one is lightest second is heaviest.
    Just dunno.
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    You may want to get them tested, or sacrifice the sickest bird, and take to the state vet for a necropsy. Those can be free or low cost in some states, but it would be worth even a little more to find exactly what you are treating. MG/CRD can spread to chicks through the eggs. To get rid of this disease permanently, you can't keep any birds, or it will just spread. That's why you need to close your flock, or cull all birds. MG and coryza only stay alive in the environment for a few days, but ILT and some other viruses can live for months in the soil, especially in frozen droppings. I'm not advocating killing your birds, but you just need to know that you can't keep a few, and then breed them, because they will pass it on since even birds with no symptoms are still carriers. Sorry that you have to deal with all of this. Here is a link for testing centers, and a link for contacting your state vet for advice or a necropsy:
    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahln/downloads/all_nahln_lab_list.pdf
    http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf
     
  7. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not from USA.
    Yaa. I would be happy to just get rid of these viruses, they can live in chickens(Chickens as carriers) but make they immunity system as strong as virus cant get out and show signs.
    I have only few birds which are as my friends, and im gonna live with them no matter what.
    I have 53 birds. 2 muscovy ducks, who I think aint affected at all.
    From 6 young, buyed hens, 5 are sick 4 sure, one was growing as the biggest, and till today i have see any signs showing.
    And then I have nine 1 year old hens, and then are 2-3 years old and older.
    But the worst part is that I cant change them all, like in once, u know, 50 birds, laying. Im selling eggs too.So im gonna need to live with it.
    I can sacrifice one of sick ones, from young bought hens. But what will be the result?
    I have had a wet eyes, sneezing and coughing, and I guess the weight problems too.
     

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