Would you do it?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by mochicken, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    A family member of mine has some red Golden, yellow golden, and lady Amherst pheasants that he wants to give me, he said the lady Amherst and and his mutant pheasants have "eye problems" and he doesn't know what's wrong with them. I'm assuming they have swollen or hazy eyes or something.

    I have chickens and I didn't want to bring something home that would make my chickens sick, what would you do?
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope. At least not without a lot of research. Some chicken respiratory diseases come with eye symptoms, and those diseases can be devastating.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I would leave them where they are and try to help him get information about his sick birds. I wouldn't take any chances of bringing any illnesses home to any of my animals.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Nope, I would be afraid of introducing respiratory disease into my flock.
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Absolutely not.Have your friend go to his local vetranarian and ask he/she for metronidazole.It is very inexpensive and should clear them up.He has to treat all his birds as this spreads.Then when they are clear,see if he still wants to give them to you.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  6. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    He called me today to tell me that he is having family problems and that is why he is getting rid of them, I feel bad for him [​IMG]

    He told me that I could take whatever I wanted that he is giving them all away, I have talked to my dad and he said I can set up a temporary coop at his house, he lives 5 miles from me and has kept pheasants before. I guess I could take them to dads house and treat them there for a while until they are good. He said I can take my pick, he has Impeyan pheasants, red golden, yellow golden, lady amherst, and mutants. I know that he has ALOT of money wrapped up in them, he is depressed and will probably just let them die if I dont take them so I must do something.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    bad thing until you find out what they have,.......with some disease even after being cure ,they still can be carriers.
     
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  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep them away from any other poultry on the premisis and medicate the crap out of them.I would start with antibiotics 1st and then tackle the eye issue.Antibiotics then a dose of cranberry juice.I would wait at least 2 weeks before the eye meds and then again with cranberry juice.Then after that dose a good worming.And 10 days after the worming,you need to worm again to kill the cycle.
    The thing with the eye,they scratch their eye and the puss flies everywhere and this is usually how it spreads.So after the eye treatment,wash the pen and all the perches down throughly.If you plan on moving them to another pen later,bleach it soon and let it air out before you put birds into the pen.
    It sounds like a lot of work,but they will be worth the work you put into them.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  9. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Yeah I am really kinda worried about it honestly but I hate to see such AMAZING pheasants sick or die because he is too caught up in his other stuff to take care of them. He said the only pheasants with "eye problems" are the mutants, I am going to see them on Sunday so I will post pics as soon as I get them to my dads.
     
  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    They only ones that have it now are the mutanys,but like I said it will spread,That's why all birds need to be treated.It doesn't take long to take care of your birds.If you practice preventative maitenence,you shouldn't have any problems.A worming schedule 2 times per year,and antibiotics at least 4 times yearly,should keep your bird in top shape.Along with their occational treats,they will be friendly and calm.
    In N.H.,Tony.
    If you have a place to keep them without coming into contact with any birds,please go save them!
     

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