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  1. TxChickenGeek

    How to help a chicken in quarantine rejoin flock

    Hello. This is my first post on Backyard Chickens. I am hoping someone has some advice for me. I have a chicken being treated for bumblefoot. She has to be separated from the rest of the flock to keep her on a different bedding to try to keep the wound cleaner as it heals. I have her in a...
  2. WatkinsCluckers


    I think I need to quarantine one of my Silkies due to a head sore that won’t get better. Do chickens get depressed when they have to be separated from the group? And if so, how long is too long?
  3. K

    possible mycoplasma in 4 week old silkie taking Baytril

    Hello, I'm a first time chick mom, 3 weeks ago I got 9 1-week old chicks (7 of them from one pair of parents and 2 of them from another, from the same breeder, no MG free certifications here in a small city in mexico) they had been all raised together for at least 4 weeks, and were all...
  4. Beanie99

    Selling a chicken with coccidiosis

    Help I was suppose to be giving a rooster away to his new home to a new flock on Wednesday but found today that he has coccidiosis! ): obviously I don’t want the other persons flock to be sick to either way I would tell them to quarantine but should I just tell them I want to treat him first...
  5. Catbutts

    How long should I quarantine new hen? Can I quarantine them for 6 days?

    This is kinda silly question but anyway. I got 2 new hens yesterday but I have to leave home for 3 days this friday. And the place that those new hen have been quarantine is kinda tiny (that's why I have to let them out to the run sometime) and easy to get wet unlike the coop. So if it's...
  6. E

    Quarantine your animals when you first get them.

    Please everyone, quarantine. So many getting busy buying and selling, and planning to buy and sell. A quick reminder to use common sense and quarantine, if you do not quarantine, you have only yourself to blame. One would think with all the talk of quarantining no one would need to be reminded...
  7. K

    Is Isolating A Sick Chicken Necessary?

    Chicken is active/alert but was exhibiting wheezing, hoarse voice, labored breathing, and infrequent sneezing today only. Veterinarian said her lungs sound congested and think she has an infection but we caught it early so she should be okay. They gave her an antibiotic injection with a follow...
  8. J

    Returning chicken from quarantine?

    One of our hens had us worried and stumped us for a bit with what was wrong. After much panic and puzzling we finally figured out it was a combination of going broody and developing sour crop at the same time. We've had her separate while we feed her on scrambled eggs and feed mixed with yogurt...
  9. marlaw

    What is proper quarantine procedure?

    Hi guys...many threads on this forum advise quarantining new chickens before adding to flock. I get that, but not really sure what I'm looking for. I'm generally looking for an overview of how to properly quarantine and monitor new birds. Our chickens are pretty cool so I am more concerned...
  10. Clappmeg

    Risk of Disease?

    Hi all, I'll be driving around today picking up 5 silkies from 3 different places to add to my flock (they are SO hard to find in my area!) I know you're supposed to quarantine for 30 days to ensure the birds are not sick/diseased.. how many people actually do this? I'll certainly keep them...
  11. IamRainey

    Anyone know where the CA vND quarantine stands?

    I've lost track since the encouraging news that only 2 cases were found over the Summer and then the horrible news that there was an entirely new outbreak. I can't find an official statement on where the quarantine/s stand. Can anyone update me?
  12. D

    How long to quarantine a chicken with Coccidiosis?

    I have a 6 month old bantam polish hen that should signs of Coccidiosis. I first noticed something off when she didn’t come running with the flock to greet me. She’s always been high energy and a bit of a spaz. Spending time with the flock, I noticed her just standing, not Foraging, and she even...
  13. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Introducing New Cockerel to Flock of Pullets

    Anyone have experience introducing a new cockerel to their all-lady flock? We were given the opportunity to acquire a 10 week-old (thus far very friendly) Bielefelder cockerel to add to our 17.5-18 week-old mixed flock of 7 pullets. Here are my concerns: Is the age difference okay? He's younger...
  14. Blue_dingo

    Proper method for quarantine/treating half feral chick before flock integration

    I ended up with a barnyard mix chick that I think has been living a half feral life (long story). What are the steps I need to do to quarantine and make sure this chick doesnt get/transfer any bad coccidia/parasites, etc.? Im thinking medicated feed, a few pinches of prozap under the wings and...
  15. IamRainey

    No new vND since 6/4/19

    An encouraging report from CDFA says that there have been no recently detected cases of virulent Newcastle Disease for the last month. California state veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones reported July 2 that with the cooperation of southern California residents "in very difficult circumstances and...
  16. Dfarago

    Poultry ban in California

    so there’s a poultry ban and I’m in one of the county’s under quarantine. But I have no idea how to check the status on the ban. My husband and I were ready to get chickens when we heard about the ban. Obviously we want to be safe and not risk adding sick animals to our farm. Is there a number I...
  17. feathermaid

    How do you know QUARANTINE works?

    So, you’ve just purchased some POL pullets, or rescued a small flock of somebody’s unwanted chickens. You can’t just throw them in with your current flock because that could be disastrous without a proper quarantine before integration or even attempting see but don’t touch. So… you keep them...
  18. Melenae

    Is it ok to get vaccinated chicks after confirmed Marek's?

    I got my first set of 5 chicks from a TSC here in Southern California in March 2018. We have had 3 die of Marek's disease (confirmed by necropsy at UC Davis) but my last 2 girls are doing great. They are unvaccinated though from what we were told by the sales person. I was wondering if it was ok...
  19. Mimi13

    Quarantine Area Size

    A friend of mine (yep, the friends we had over one Sunday to convince them to start keeping chickens only an hour after I had processed my first cockerel, https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/the-deed-is-done-my-flock-is-now-at-peace.74152/) now has a little BO cockerel he must get rid of...
  20. Atomlin895

    Help with quarantine

    hi everyone! My husband and I had a respiratory outbreak in our flock starting on Sunday. We brought 7 of our 16 inside and quarantined them. After giving them antibiotics and electrolytes it looks like we’re only going to lose one, although losing that one is going to be very hard :( Anyways...
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