- Mar 7, 2010
I am adding a hen to our small flock of six girls because it is a breed my daughter has wanted badly. I have several questions about the quarantine. First, can one chicken be happy for a month in isolation? Should I put another hen in with her after three weeks for company? We intend to keep her in our sunroom which isn't heated but worked well as a brooder. She'll have plenty of run around room but no grass. My other hens never get out to the front yard so should I put her out there with supervision once a day? Does she need an actual roost or is a box on the floor okay? This hen has been passed for AI and pullorum but should I give her the same kind of vaccinations that my other six came with as chicks (they were from a feed store)? Is there anything else I'm missing here that I should or shouldn't do? Thanks for any advice you can give.