I'ma gonna adopta 3a morea!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by momofdrew, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    A lady at my church has to down size her flock and asked me if I could take her three black silkies hens...and with out a thought in my head I said of course...How long should keep them apart...I plan on putting them in a dog kennel in the pen is that too close???or should I keep them in another spot until I know they are healthy...

  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Keep the separate about a month and not in the pen with the others.
  3. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Best to quarantine them from your own flock for about 4 weeks just to be on the safe side......the introduce them into your hen coop at night after yours have gone to bed...that's what I do anyway and so far have not had a problem...good luck
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Keep them seperate away from the flock for a month, then keep them seperate within sight of your flock, the closer the better, then slowly let them in.....

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