A new Addition Or not, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gabe4223, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. gabe4223

    gabe4223 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am considering taking in some new birds from a friend of a friend.
    Here is the situation: A few birds were bought for easter and now they need homes. So I said i might take them in.
    My concern is: Disease, and introducing new birds to my yard,and what will my girls think? But mostly disease.

    Does anyone have any ideas about this, or suggestions?
     
  2. Becci

    Becci Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always quarantine! Quarantine for at least 30 days, as far away from your current flock as possible, in a totally different airspace. It can take up to a month for disease and health issues to show up in a bird that is seemingly healthy.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012

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