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Is their anything I can do instead of quarantine for new birds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't have a quarantine area. Don't think I can build one. [​IMG] Can I put the new birds in at night, and then treat the entire flock for whatever? [​IMG] If I can treat them, then with what? [​IMG] In case you can't tell I'm a little bit lost. [​IMG]
     
  2. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I am not sure, but you could maybe put them on antibiotics, the whole flock to help with anything that pops up? I would use LS50, in the water for 7 days.
     
  3. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    The point of quarantine is not to make new birds healthy before introducing them to your own....its to "weed out" sick birds before they introduce the sickness to your flock.

    If don't have a place to quarantine I would not buy new birds, other than hatchery chicks or hatching eggs.
     
  4. tennesseeckn

    tennesseeckn Real or not real?

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    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 :

    I really don't have a quarantine area. Don't think I can build one. [​IMG] Can I put the new birds in at night, and then treat the entire flock for whatever? [​IMG] If I can treat them, then with what? [​IMG] In case you can't tell I'm a little bit lost. [​IMG]

    Everyone says to quarantine because there is REALLY bad stuff out there that could cause you to have to cull your whole flock. Then you would have to sanitize your coop like crazy and wait months before you could even start to think about owning chickens again.

    It's really up to you. If that's a risk you're willing to take. [​IMG]

    You wouldn't have to build a permanent quarantine pen. Could you use part of your garage? Do you have any dog pens?​
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't do it. It could wipe out your whole flock. I guess you have to decide if it is worth it. It wasn't for me. I just bought birds at Ohio Nationals and they are still in quarantine. They have nothing wrong with them luckily. You may get lucky and no of the birds are sick. But what if..........
     
  6. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'am only getting 2 birds. My chickens are in the dog pen.
     
  7. tennesseeckn

    tennesseeckn Real or not real?

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  8. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I think I threw togeather something. I can put bowls in, and poor in food/ water. Put a tarp over it, and put a wind blocker on the fence side. [​IMG] Whatcha think. Will it work? How long do they have to be there?
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  9. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 :

    Ok I think I threw togeather something. I can put bowls in, and poor in food/ water. Put a tarp over it, and put a wind blocker on the fence side. [​IMG] Whatcha think. Will it work? How long do they have to be there?
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    30 days. Looks you.are in a warmer state so you should be alright. The only problem I see is that a predator could get them.​
     
  10. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    30 days!!! -+- thats a long time. I'am going to preadtor proof it when I get the chickens.
    Its gotting cold right now it was windy today.
     

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