Well I went to the spring poultry swap in canby OR today and met some folks in person from here (byc) that was nice!
BUT while I was there we picked up a year old bantam roo to be introduced to our flock of 11 week old pullets (18 of them) Im got him for protection , this roo is full grown and he's about half the size of the girls :)
Now in the excitment of everything I completely spaced off the whole quarantine rule.
I got home and let him loose he was dancing for my girls and he held a couple down by their neck for few seconds them let them go, I assume this is a dominance thing, everything looked good.
OK so after realizing I should have quarantined, I took the rooster and placed him in his own area now Im very scared, I would just hate it if the girls got sick!
Did I screw up badly and has the damage been done already, if the rooster has any type of disease would the 1 hour exposure to the pullets be enough time for them to catch anything?or is there a chance everything will be fine and should I leave the rooster in his own area for a few weeks, the rooster was with the girls for about an hour. THANKS FOR CARING
Edited by Bobby Ray - 5/5/12 at 10:42pm