Quarantine Cages???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dawn419, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Just wondering what everyone uses for quarantining?

    I'm in the process of converting an unused rabbit hutch for quarantine and could use some ideas.

    I pulled most of the lumber off of the front, removed the old wire and will be sanitizing it today. I will also be doing a food grade DE whitewash, inside & out.

    Any ideas are much appreciated!

    Pic of the project...

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    Measurements are:

    L: 109" (9' 1")
    W: 27" (2' 3")
    H: 55" (4' 7")

    Dawn
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good idea. I just use a large dog kennel in the bsmt bathroom or one on the covered deck. Well, I USED those since I've only had to quarantine one bird ever. It worked out fine, though since no other birds could breathe the same air.
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Should I make it where they have access to the ground (small attached run) or does that defeat the quarantine process?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It does defeat your purpose, Dawn. I'd just hold firm and keep them caged till quarantine was over. It's the safest way. I hated that period, but it was necessary. I did feel bad for Hawkeye, but he was better off in a dog kennel that that mucky dark pen I got him from.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Thanks Cynthia! [​IMG]

    That just saved me alot of useless work and time!

    No problems here (knocks on wood), but I want to be prepared beforehand. We'll be adding a few SSH pullets to the flock eventually.

    Dawn
     

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