Newbies and disease

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BayCityBabe, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    I have read that we should isolate new chicks/chickens for 2 weeks or a month before introducing them to the flock. Does everyone do this? I know that one BYCer isolated birds and her flock STILL got sick!
    What is your experience with this? I plan to get 2 new birds from a lady near me.
  2. IloveTravis

    IloveTravis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2008
    It doesn't always prevent your flock from getting sick, but it dramatically decreases the chance of them getting sick. Better safe than sorry [​IMG]
    I always isolate them first,
    Good luck with your new chickies, anyay!!! [​IMG]

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