Introducing New Hens to my Flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by diane T, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. diane T

    diane T Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some young hens and they are in quarantine for a month to insure they are healthy before I introduce them to my small, existing flock. How careful do I need to be? Should I change my boots after I am in the quarantined area before I go into the area my other chickens live? I think I know the answer, "yes", but what a pain. I will do what I need to do to keep my girls and Roo healthy though.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Yes. Or, you can just take care of the new birds last. [​IMG]
     
  3. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Also keep a bottle of hand sanitizer at the coop and the quarentine areas.
     
  4. diane T

    diane T Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Good advice! When I worked at a veterinary office we used to spray the bottoms of our shoes with a bleach solution. I may keep this on hand too.
     

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