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New Chickens and young chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by loobyloo88, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. loobyloo88

    loobyloo88 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 25, 2014
    I lost my older birds to a Fox attack last week, 4 of them, but luckily my chicks were all safe. They are 6-7 weeks old and I'm picking up a new pair of birds today, around POL so any where between 12-20 weeks, not sure yet as we are letting the children pick one each. I'm wondering if I can introduce these new chickens to my youngsters straight away or should I wait (if so when till). fortunately have a separate set up so it's not an issue but would save time introducing them later if they would be ok now...both sets of bird would be put into a new coop so new to all....any advice greatly appreciated.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014
  2. cash money

    cash money Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2014
    I'd quarantine them for a while
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    You definitely need to quarantine those two new birds from the rest of your existing flock for a period of at least 3-4 weeks. You just never know if they might be carrying disease/illnesses....better safe than sorry. I would hate to see you lose even more birds.

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