Do I need to quartantine?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lostdog, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Lostdog

    Lostdog Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased some week-old chicks last evening(not sure if they have had shots or not-doubt they did).I am expecting my day-olds(they will have shots) any day now and I had planned to keep them seperated for the first 30 days then introduce because I don't want to chance losing anyone.

    Is this a good idea or is it unnecessary?

    Today I went to purchase more supplies for the split.I do plan to keep them on different floors in my house.
    My week olds are in the basement and are quite happy.I plan to keep my day-olds on the main living area because they are bantams.These chicks are all my first ever.[​IMG] They are so stinkin' CUTE!!!
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I would keep them separated. You never know, some of them may be sick.
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    i second that always quarnteen new animals of any kind..
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    Quarantine them! All you have to do is read gumpsgirls post on her problems and you will know why. I was given 7 adolesents that I was postive were good but, I quarentined them anyway. It never hurts to be cautious but, to just put them together could mean disaster.
     
  5. Lostdog

    Lostdog Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a bunch!!
    That's exactly what I was thinking.Better safe than sorry.

    Is 30 days sufficient or should I wait longer?

    Thanks for the quick response.
     
  6. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I think 30 days would be fine.
     
  7. Lostdog

    Lostdog Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:You posted as I was posting. I can not find that thread on
    search.
    Would you know the link?

    I plan to keep seperate but I am interested in her story.
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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