Quarantine baby chicks from new baby chicks??

Ekbrannan

In the Brooder
Jul 7, 2021
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Do I need to quarantine if I add 4 less than week old chicks to my current 2 less than week old chicks? One of the local hatcheries said I had to but most people on here are saying it's fine to mix them. What do you think, and if quarantine is needed then how long?
 

rosemarythyme

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The younger the bird, the less likely it is to be a vector for disease. Of course that also depends on where you're sourcing them from (the big hatcheries are very tight on biosecurity, whereas a casual backyard breeder may not be at all).
 

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