If new chickens are from same area, do they need to be quaritined?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CalebtheChicken, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    I'm getting chickens from my mamma, she litterally lives 300ft below my house, all of her chickens are healthy but crowded, they need more room.
    My quaritine coop is currently housing my 2 older roosters.
    I shouldn't have to quaritine them should I? [​IMG]

  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    I wouldn't quarantine them. But I am a risk taker lol
  3. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    If I was getting any from a Close Friend Or Relative that I knew the bird's were kept clean and weren't newbie's to their flock within a couple week's I wouldn't.I have only bought 6 live bird's (Pea's) since I been raising from someone else and they had their own pen for a good while.I do gradutate my young gradualy however to avoid pecking etc.Older bird's can be gruesome to newbie's so just be careful introducing them.
  4. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    OK thanks everyone

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