Newbies and disease

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

  1. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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