Will a previously sick chicken, who has been treated, infect my birds?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by miss_thenorth, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Long story short, my farrier had some roosters that she wanted to get rid of. She knew we processed our own birds, so she asked me to do it for her. We told her that we did not do it b/c we enjoyed it, and we didn't really want to do them. Anyhoo, the birds are now at my house, and they are beautiful. BUT, they were sick a while ago, and she lost most of her flock. (they had that cold thing that chickens get, and )they had been treated with antibiotics. Are they ok now, or will my flock get sick from them. Can I sell them or give them away without risking someone elses flock? One is a cubalayan and he is gorgeous. I have them isolated right now, and I would really like to rehome them.

    Can I do this with a clear conscience?

  2. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Without testing and knowing what wiped the other flock you won't know. Some bacterial diseases that are treated with the correct antibiotics are curable. But if it was one that creates carriers or a virus that never leaves but goes in to dormancy then only time will tell.

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