I quarantine mine in dog crates (the wire kind) in a horse stall WAY away from my coop. It is a lot of cleaning because they are in such a confined area but worth it to not risk my existing flock. I leave a pair of rain boots outside the stall for use with them only and take care of my existing flock first.I really want to add some red cuckoo orpingtons and lavender orpingtons to my current from of 11 hens. I know you have to quarantine new members but how does one do this if you only have 1 coop?
Yep, but you'll still have to integrate the new birds into the flock...which is best/more easily accomplished with additional but adjacent space.So i would just be better off raising baby chicks again this spring huh