What breed is better?

M To The Maxx

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I am going to be getting a roo for our empty coop after we disenfect it and get the disease out of our coops. Which breed of roo do you think is better. Btw the lady I would get one of these from has both but I can only get one. A BR or a Delaware? The BR is gorgeous!!!! The Delaware loooks nice too. Which do you think is the better breed?
 
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Katy

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I would encourage you NOT to bring any more chickens home until you figure out why the ones you've got are dying. Even if you disinfect the coop I wouldn't get any until you get a diagnosis on what illness they have.
 

keesmom

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How old are they now? Where did she get them from?

I could be wrong but you seem to prefer the barred rock roo. Maybe that should be your choice.

-Cindy
 

poultryhaven

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Honestly, I agree with Mrs. Katy. I think you should figure out whats going on and get it settled and then get new chickens instead of getting more chickens infected.
Truthfully, I do like the Delewares better but wait til everything is solved =]
 

M To The Maxx

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Katy wrote:

I would encourage you NOT to bring any more chickens home until you figure out why the ones you've got are dying. Even if you disinfect the coop I wouldn't get any until you get a diagnosis on what illness they have.
Very true.​
 
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keesmom

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You have birds that are dying? You don't know why? Can you get a necropsy done?

Katy's right, you should find out first what's going on. With some illnesses you'll need the coop to stand empty for some time before introducing new birds.
 

keesmom

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Someone who knows more about poultry diseases than I will have to answer this, but I know Marek's can be transmitted via dander. So even separation won't make a difference with that. I'm not sure if things such as MG, MS, AI, etc can be transferred by air.

Why don't you ask in Emergencies/Illnesses.
 
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