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How long to quarantine and what to be looking for?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sixlittlechicks09, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. sixlittlechicks09

    sixlittlechicks09 Songster

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    Hey everyone, not really an emergency, but I'm getting some started pullets today (hopefully [​IMG] ) and I was wondering, how long do I quarantine and what should I be looking for? I'm thinking panting, sneezing, coughing, weird poops, feather loss, one of them just dropping over dead, but anything else?
     

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Anything out of the ordinary really...limping, does their poop look normal, worms, visually inspect for lice/mites, scaly leg mites,pasty butt, lesions on combs and wattles etc...I'd quarantine for 30 days giving time for something to show up. Good luck!
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I take the opportunity to go ahead & worm them, too, since they're quarantined. This will tell you if they were carrying a large worm load before you got them. KUDOS to you for quarantining!
     

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