Are finches, softbills, chickens and doves affected by PBFD?
(Western Cape, South Africa)
Hi A year ago I had an aviary kakariki die of PBFD. I have had this disease in my collection for ten years, but this was the first death in 9 years.
I would like to know of there are any bird species that are not susceptible to the disease that I can add to my aviary. I am especially interested in poultry, such as chickens. I would also like finches, doves, pigeons and canaries in the aviary. Do you think these birds will be safe in a wooden aviary that once hosted birds with PBFD?
I must add that I have one surviving Indian ringneck and he is truly doing great. I have had him for six years and he has never shown any signs of PBFD (although I understand he could be a carrier).
Your help is greatly appreciated!