new chickens in old pen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smalltownchic, May 12, 2008.

  1. smalltownchic

    smalltownchic New Egg

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    May 12, 2008
    Ok this is my first time to post...

    We recently bought a house and few acres. There was a chicken coop on the property and the previous owners had kept a few chickens.
    It's been vacant for the past few months until a few days ago when we were given some chickens. We cleaned up the coop and everything and didn't think much of putting the chickens right in.
    A couple of days ago there was a storm and the next day I went out there and we have a dead chicken.
    Now I'm not sure what is the cause of it's is death whether it was the storm and the stress of moving or what. They all look healthy. so I started looking up stuff trying to see what could prevent it happening again, and read that what I did was a no-no situation. (new chickens in old pen)
    I certainly can't give them back or anything...so I guess what my question is is how can I remedy my mistake and keep my chickens healthy?

    Thanks in advance!
     

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