How Long Should a New Hen Remain in Quarrantine?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by citychickinthecountry, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. citychickinthecountry

    citychickinthecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday morning, I got a 3-month-old hen (half Silkie, half ???) from a woman I work with. I brought her home and put her in a separate coop outside of my regular coop.

    How long should she remain in quarrantine if she appears to be a completely healthy and strong bird.

    I currently have 3 Bantam hens and a Bantam rooster that are all healthy.

    The new hen is just dying (not literally) to get out with my other chickens and free range in the yard. [​IMG] I was thinking that I'd keep her in quarrantine until Sunday morning. Does that sound reasonable?
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    The rule is 30 days. Unfortunately you can not be sure what she is or is not carrying. The stress of the move can cause things to present.

    I wish you well,

    Rancher
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011

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