bio-security question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bj taylor, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm buying four chicks tomorrow from a lady i don't know. i won't be able to see her facilities because she is meeting me half-way. how long do i isolate them from my others & how far away from the others do i isolate them to be sure they aren't carrying some dread disease?
    thanks for any answers
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I usually isolate a few yards away from the other pens for a month.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I do quarantine on the part of my yard farthest from my coop (I live on 3.5 acres) for 30 days. If the birds are sharing air space, they are still potentially sharing diseases as well. Good luck!
     

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