No place to put new hens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pfost262, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. pfost262

    pfost262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I acquired three silkie hens (about 14-16 wk olds) from a friend with a flock. They're been quarntined in my garage for two weeks. I no longer have that space. what should I do? I had to at this point put them in with my other hens. Should I take them out and leave them in a cage outside or should I leave them be? Thanks!
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    You should leave them be since the they all have been exposed to anything they might catch from each other.

    They should be fine since they were separated for 2 weeks.

    Watch for aggression though.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would leave them with the other hens. After being quarantined for 2 weeks, if they had a disease that they could have transmitted to the other chickens, you would have seen symptoms. Just observe your flock carefully and make sure that the new birds aren't being picked on too much by the other hens.
     

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