Preventative Measures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DrakeMaiden, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Hey all,

    New here. [​IMG] I've had Rouen ducks for a little over a year now, but I'm expanding my flock. Unfortunately, my very first hatch gave mostly males, but at least they were all alive and kicking!!! (thanks everyone here, because I lurked a lot at that time and answered most of my newbie questions). Anyway, I'm looking for some female companions for my boys and if I do finally find some, I'm wondering how long I should quarantine the girls and any general quarantining instructions. Thanks!
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quarantine should be at least 30 days and a distance of at least 300 yards from the primary flock. It is best to know wind directions, etc so that any potential contamination cannot occur.

    You also want to remember that going from one group to the other can lead to contamination. You should have separate clothing and shoes for entering the quarantine area. Cleanliness is very important during this time. People tend to forget that they can carry 'bad stuff' on themselves when going from one group of birds to another.

    Jody
     
  3. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Thanks Jody!
     

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