What Disease Can Horses Get From Chickens
Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:35 PM
Posted 27 April 2010 - 03:08 PM
A bigger problem in young horses is Salmonella. Chickens also carry Histoplasmosis and Coccidiossis, but Coccidiosis is supposed to be species specific. People can get Histoplasmosis and Salmonella. Young horses can get Salmonella. I lost a 9 month old colt to Salmonella from being on a wheat pasture that Canadian Geese were grazing heavily. I have known of other people losing foals when chickens roosted above their stalls. I have never allowed chickens to run loose around my horses. I have some Guineas but they roost in a tree way away from the horses or they would not be here.
Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:39 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:41 AM
Chickens disappear when hawks spot them scratching in a pasture.
My chickens free-range during the day but they don't go in my mule's pasture, she chases them out. They see her walking towards them and they RUN FOR THE GATE~!!
My geldings poop in piles on each side of the run-in. The chickens go and scratch through that but I am not worried about them getting my horses sick. They are not in there long or often, just once in a while and my chickens are healthy.
Give them what they want until they don't want it any more.....
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:31 AM
I will not let a chicken or any other birds roost in my barn. That seems to be where they cause the most problems.
We tried keeping game chickens because they roost in trees. The coyotes got them all. I am down to 2 guineas and need to get a few more. The coyotes and the US hwy in front of our house get most of them. I had 25 in the fall of 2008 and have two hens now. We keep them around because they eat ticks and get all of the grasshoppers out of the garden.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:34 AM
I have chickens but they are kept in their run. My ducks were out on Saturday and while I was at a wedding the darn fox came and got 3 of them so my chicks stay in the run. Thanks for the input gang.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 12:53 PM
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:12 PM
Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:37 AM
I think the fox got the chickens. I just lost 3 ducks to the darn fox.
So now no more problem.