Bio-security and chickens fostering chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chick-habit, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. chick-habit

    chick-habit Chirping

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    What is the bio-security protocol for bringing home a chick for a broody silkie to raise? The chick would be from the same farm we got the original chickens from earlier this year.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Most likely not a problem because they came from the same source. However, protocol is to quarantine new birds for 40 days as far from your other birds as possible. Your call.
     
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  3. chick-habit

    chick-habit Chirping

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    That's what so confusing to me. How other people are sticking chicks under broody hens without any quarantine.
     
  4. Folly's place

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    It's about where the chicks came from; safe sources only. Mary
     

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