Need Advice From The Experts

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jmurf, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. jmurf

    jmurf Out Of The Brooder

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    I received 4 5-6 week old chicks last Wednesday. Two EEs and two Barred Rocks. The two BRs didn't do well with one dying Thursday and one dying Saturday. The EEs have been full of energy since day one, but I treated with Corid to be on the safe side. I have two more 5-6 week old BRs coming tomorrow. I have the EEs in a temporary run in my garage. I planned on putting them in the permanent coop tomorrow, and let the BRs spend a few days in the garage. Is this the better way to do it, or should I keep them all together in the temp run in the garage and put them all in the permanent coop together in a few days?
     
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since they are two different batches I would separate them so you can quarantine the BRs so if they have anything they don't pass it on to the EEs. Just to be safe... any time you bring in new livestock you should be quarantining them to make sure your place stays biosecure
     
  3. jmurf

    jmurf Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. That was my initial thought but wanted to check to be sure.
     

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