Wild pidgeon trapped in chook pen, now my chicken is sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shellyrose, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. shellyrose

    shellyrose Out Of The Brooder

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    Do wild birds carry disease to chickens? My chook is seriously ill, and I havn't introduced any new chooks, but there has been a pidgeon trapped in the chook pen every day this week. Anyone know any diseases it may have introduced. Bit worried about bird flu, or do only water birds carry that?
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Wild birds do carry diseases, but I've never had a chicken catch one. My birds roost in the rafters of the large shed with tons of sparrows and pigeons.
     
  3. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    What symptoms is your chicken having?
     
  4. shellyrose

    shellyrose Out Of The Brooder

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    She was fine yesterday, I found her under the perch on the ground this morning. She is gasping for breath, it sounds really raspy and her beak is open, she has clear discharge from her nostrils, and she can't move. Her neck also looks kind of twisted, and she was really quite stiff when I picked her up to isolate her.[​IMG]
     
  5. shellyrose

    shellyrose Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately she has passed.....
     
  6. ChickieBooBoo

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  7. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Go to:
    http://www.browardcountypigeonclub.com/Pigeon-diseases.html
    And scrool down to read about "Paratyphoid - Salmonellosis" It's a real common wild pigeon disease that pigeon people talk about a lot. I don't know if that's what your chicken has but it's certainly possible. I hope she recovers.
     
  8. shellyrose

    shellyrose Out Of The Brooder

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    Still worried for my remaining chooks, any thoughts on what this disease could be?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Oh no [​IMG]
    I'm so sorry.
     
  10. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I think we posted at the same time. Read my link above.
     

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