How long to isolate new chickens from current chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mjanderson437, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. mjanderson437

    mjanderson437 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 4 young pullets from a gentleman and was wondering how long to keep them separate from my current birds? I have them in a separate cage but eventually want to set that inside my big pen so they can get used to each other before putting everyone together. So I guess I have 2 questions- how long to keep them totally separate and how long to keep in the pen but separate. These are my first fairly little chickens and I can see how they can be addictive!! Thanks all!
     
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Technically, 30 days quarantine would be best. After that, a week or so of integrating and allowing current birds to see but not touch.
     
  3. mjanderson437

    mjanderson437 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks jdywntr. If i get more pullets from the same gentleman, would you follow the same 30 day isolation policy?
     
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