What breed is better?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by M To The Maxx, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    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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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    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.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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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
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    They are 6 months old. She got them from a breeder.
     
  5. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    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 =]
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:
    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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  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: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.
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Could the roo get infected even if he is not in with the surviving birds?
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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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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  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I wouldn't risk it.
     

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