Do I need to quarantine new chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Spring-Chicken, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Spring-Chicken

    Spring-Chicken In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2014
    Stone Mountain, GA
    I picked up my first 3 chicks this weekend, straight run. I'm already certain that at least one is a cockerel, quite possibly all three.
    So I thought I might add a couple more chicks this coming weekend to compensate. Sex-links this time. [​IMG]

    Except...I know I'm supposed to quarantine new arrivals if I have an adult flock, but to what extent should I quarantine chicks from chicks? I don't have very much room here. Even if I put together a separate brooder box, they would still be sharing the same air space.
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I would consider their source. If bought at a feed store, they probably came from a hatchery, so quaarantine is not likely to be necessary. If from a private farm, I would probably quarantine.
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    I think it is important to quarantine no matter what.

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