Originally Posted by pysankigirl
I am new, very new to chickens. how do you add more to your (presumably healthy) flock safely?...I cant buy 25 day old chicks form a hatchery when I only want 2-4.
I tried to get a couple of chicks from the place I got my first ones from and they have had an outbreak of something resperatory.
there is a auction that i sometimes go to not far from here that sales all kinds of birds, there might be one in your area,
i am in the process of building a small pen just to put new birds in to keep them separate from my existing flock, that way i can make sure they are healthy and seem to be desease free for atleast 30 days. there is nothing that is fail safe but that is the best way i have come up with so far, i hope this helps