I have EEs now! How long should I quarantine them?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mom2jedi, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I just picked up two 5wk old EEs (they were listed as Ameraucanas but came from hatchery stock so I'm going with EE). The rest of my flock are two different ages 6 of them are 15wks and 14 of them are 9wks. I know I need to keep the bigger pullets from picking on these guys, what I'm wondering is if I need to keep them completely separate (like in the house) or if they can be in the coop with my bigger girls but with a divider. What do you think? Is 5wks young enough to not be a problem or is it better to be safe than sorry?

    Thanks everyone!
  2. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2008
    With being 5 weeks old, they probably still need some kind of heat lamp even though our San Diego day temps are pretty good, but the nights are very chilly. I would keep them in quarantine for at least 30 days away from all my other birds to make sure that there are no health problems. At least at night provide them with a heat source that warms up their brooder to approx. 70 degree F.

    No matter if they are EEs or Ameraucaner, you will love them.

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