Chicken Math Saturday

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TheCrazyChick, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. TheCrazyChick

    TheCrazyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I seriously was not planning on adopting any chickens today. Seriously. But then I went to that awful thing called Craigslist on my ipad and saw Black Copper Marans for sale only 20 miles away. I then checked some hatcheries and pretty much everybody is sold out til next winter. Marans were on my wish list for April chicks. Came home with 2 Black Copper Marans and one Blue. Gorgeous brilliant copper around the neck of the blacks. These are 6 months old and laying already, though. Oh gee darn, omelet for breakfast! I know I'll need to quarantine, but the brooder in the garage is pretty big, so it should be pretty effortless. They seem to be very docile.

    Any helpful hints during the quarantine period?

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  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Handle, feed and water the quarantined hens last. Then clean yourself and change clothes, so you don't spread anything around.
     

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