My Neighbors Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SimonChicken, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. SimonChicken

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    Being a first time chicken owner i didn't do enough research. My run is divided from my neighbours by chicken wire at the bottom of my garden, he is looking to downsize his flock and offered me some SL wynadottes around the same age as my own flock. i have only just heard of quarantining chickens and thought is it still worth doing even though they have been in direct contact from the beginning? any ideas or suggestions would be great as I'm rather new to keeping chickens. They are just kept for eggs and my own entertainment if that affects the circumstances.
     
  2. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    If they are currently in direct contact and have been in direct contact I don't understand the need to quarentine now.
     
  3. SimonChicken

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    I thought as much, that's what you get for getting all your information from "keeping poultry" 1968 from your grandad. Thank you for the swift reply anyway :)
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    Quarantine is as far from your flock as possible for 2-4 weeks.
    Preferably a minimum of 40 feed but lots of things can travel farther than that through the air.

    Another thing you have to do is lose the chicken wire. It won't keep predators out. It only keeps chickens in.
     
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  5. SimonChicken

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    The Chicken wire is for that exact purpose as my garden leads out onto the road which I don't want them going near.
     
  6. Kassaundra

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    Your welcome. If you bring in other chickens from another source, those should be quarentined. There needs to be actual seperation, not just a common fence. Effective quarentine is also no clothes even shoes worn in the area of the new chickens can be worn in the area of the current chickens.

    I don't have a set up to quarentine, so the only new chickens I bring in are eggs or day olds.
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

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    I'm just making sure you have something more substantial at night. Just trying to help.
     
  8. SimonChicken

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    Oh sorry I should have explained they free range, with coops they get locked in at night. I live in England so the only real predator is a fox.
     
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    We have a bazillion predators
     
  10. SimonChicken

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    Actually I'm not sure free range is the right word, but they have chicken wire or panels all around them with coops inside.
     

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