Is it nessesary to quantine...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Namble, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when I pick up some chickens at a show? I do realize that introducing new chickens to my flock can be risky if I don't take appropriate actions. How long/where do I need to do it?

    Thanks, Grant
     
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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Yes, quarantining is necessary. I think it was three weeks.
     
  3. srhcth

    srhcth Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes!!! Take it from someone who just had to cull 50 birds due to getting a couple from someone who unknowingly had Coryza in their flock which spread to mine. I now have to start over. My new babies will be here in Feb. VERY hard lesson learned!
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:[​IMG] I'm sorry you had to learn the hard way.
     
  5. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So just keep them in a pen some distance away? Also I may be getting some ducks, so do I need to do the same with them too?
     
  6. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there is a "sticky" on the site somewhere about bio-security. I am trying to find it. I have read that quarentine should be a month long. The birds should be no where near the existing flock so that they can not pass germs. They should not be close enough to exchange air flow that can pass germs (so, that being said it is not a good idea to put them in seperate sections of one large coop or in a cage or pen next to an existing coop.) If posible, keep them on oposite sides of the yard until you are sure the new birds are not sick.
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Yes. Far away from your birds.
     
  8. cottagegarden

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    YES

    3-6 weeks and be careful of cross contamination with equipment and shoes
     
  9. popcornpuppy

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  10. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok cool. Thanks guys. Now I guess I have to make a place to put the new guys coming tommorrow!
     

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