In the Brooder
- Mar 16, 2009
I have 5 chicks ( light brahma's and welsummers) around 6-7 weeks old that i bought at a livestock sale 3 weeks ago.They've been in my spare bathroom for those 3 weeks, and are getting way too big to be inside. I've read that you're supposed to keep new birds quarantined for 30 days before introduction to the rest of the flock, which means another week of cleaning up after these girls,so I was wonder if i could put these chicks in a separate part of my coop outside. The back part is divided, and the divider goes almost to the ceiling, and is made out of poultry wire, but I can cover it with a sheet of plastic to restrict airflow between the two areas. I just don't won't to risk any of my original flock getting ill.