- Jun 3, 2011
So I did something ridiculously stupid today. I picked up 2 similarly aged chickens from a local farm and popped them into the coop. A little voice in the back of my head said, "Hey, a quarantine would be a good idea" but like a big stupid idiot I ignored that voice.
An hour later I checked on them and everything seemed fine. An hour after that there was bloody liquid poop in a few spots on the coop bedding. I grabbed the new birds and stuck them into quarantine. They are going back to their original owner this evening. I also cleaned up all the bloody poop I could find.
Are my girls going to be okay? Should I toss all 17 cubic feet of bedding I just put in yesterday? Anything else I can do?