Quarantine?? - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Off Topic > Lighthearted and Upbeat Chit Chat Only > Other Birds


Other Birds Post your stories and pictures about your non-budgie birds in this forum

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-28-2017, 04:05 PM
JRS's Avatar
JRS
Baby Budgie
State:
 
Profile:JRS is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 350
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 442
Rep Power: 1
JRS is just really niceJRS is just really niceJRS is just really niceJRS is just really niceJRS is just really nice
Default Quarantine??

Hello

I work at a nursery school and we're considering using a company that delivers an incubator of chicken eggs 2-3 days from hatching, and then collects the brooder of chicks 2 weeks later. It appears to be a responsible company and all chicks are ethically rehomed later.
If we were to do so, I would very likely need to take home the chicks at the weekend (very short distance, brooder stated to be simple to safely transport the chicks for this purpose).

Do you think it would be safe to keep the brooder in the same room as my budgies/canary? The company states 'The breeding stock are all vaccinated for transmissible diseases and the eggs are fumigated prior to setting. They are further sanitized using a proprietary bacterial wash before delivery to the schools.'


http://www.livingeggs.co.uk/hatch-a-...-equipment.jpg

__________________

Last edited by FaeryBee; 02-28-2017 at 04:56 PM.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-28-2017, 04:31 PM
Niamhf's Avatar
Niamhf (Niamh)
Super Moderator/Member of the Month June 2015


State:
 
Profile:Niamhf is offline
Gender:
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,501
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4491
Rep Power: 13
Niamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond repute
Default

It's not safe to keep them in the same room as your other birds as infections such as chlamydia are airborne and cannot be vaccinated against.
I would definitely recommend sticking to strict quarantine. Such infections are also transmittable to humans so from a WHS perspective I would think twice about bringing the chickens into a nursery. I also have mixed feelings on animals being kept in schools and preschools. Whereas I appreciate the educational intent, the environment can be quite stressful to the chickens.
__________________

Last edited by Niamhf; 02-28-2017 at 04:39 PM.
  #3  
Old 02-28-2017, 04:37 PM
Therm's Avatar
Super Moderator/Member of the Month January 2016


State:
 
Profile:Therm is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 12
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lincs
Posts: 4,331
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4022
Rep Power: 11
Therm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I have no idea but I'd be concerned about the fumigation.
All the stuff that's done to the eggs is to ensure that they don't pass anything on to people, but I'm guessing they might not be thinking about other birds.

And it's probably safe, but there's a lot about bird flu around at the minute, and that would make me extra nervous as well.

I'd likely have them in a different room and make sure you wash your hands and change clothes before going between the two. But that's just me.
__________________
 
  #4  
Old 02-28-2017, 04:59 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 9
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 48,241
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 23444
Rep Power: 72
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I completely agree with Niamhf regarding both the quarantine as as well as questioning whether it is really a good idea to bring the chicks into a nursery school setting.

Both the health of the children as well as the potential stress for the chicks seem to be something that might cause the school to want to reconsider this decision.
__________________

  #5  
Old 02-28-2017, 05:05 PM
JRS's Avatar
JRS
Baby Budgie
State:
 
Profile:JRS is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 350
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 442
Rep Power: 1
JRS is just really niceJRS is just really niceJRS is just really niceJRS is just really niceJRS is just really nice
Default

Thanks everyone.

Ok, I'm definitely not putting them in the same room, and I think I'll try to persuade the rest of the staff to put the money towards a trip out instead (maybe a farm visit).

Thanks again!
__________________
  #6  
Old 02-28-2017, 05:07 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 9
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 48,241
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 23444
Rep Power: 72
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I think making a farm visit would be a GREAT idea!!
I'm sure the little ones would love that.
__________________

  #7  
Old 02-28-2017, 05:10 PM
SueMK's Avatar
Hatchling
 
Profile:SueMK is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 4
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Milton Keynes, England
Posts: 183
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 153
Rep Power: 8
SueMK has a spectacular auraSueMK has a spectacular aura
Default

I worked at a school which had eggs/hatching chicks visit for a couple of weeks every year and it was great. The children were very respectful, well supervised and I don't believe the chicks were stressed at all.
__________________
  #8  
Old 02-28-2017, 05:31 PM
JRS's Avatar
JRS
Baby Budgie
State:
 
Profile:JRS is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 350
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 442
Rep Power: 1
JRS is just really niceJRS is just really niceJRS is just really niceJRS is just really niceJRS is just really nice
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SueMK View Post
I worked at a school which had eggs/hatching chicks visit for a couple of weeks every year and it was great. The children were very respectful, well supervised and I don't believe the chicks were stressed at all.
Our attached primary school has done this before too and the children were definitely very respectful, though that was years 1 & 2 (5-6 & 6-7 year olds), our nursery is 3-4 year olds and I'm thinking maybe a farm visit would be more appropriate. It's just that the transport really bumps the costs up doesn't it, hmmm lots to think about!
__________________
  #9  
Old 02-28-2017, 07:41 PM
HappiBudgie's Avatar
HappiBudgie (Marie)
Baby Budgie
State:
 
Profile:HappiBudgie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 393
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 129
Rep Power: 1
HappiBudgie will become famous soon enoughHappiBudgie will become famous soon enough
Default

I think a farm visit would be a great idea! Often little ones unintentionally disturb animals, when they're just trying to interact, and I've found that chicks are quite sensitive (and fluffy ) birds.
__________________
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:43 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.