Quarantine for a new hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MuranoFarms, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    I was wondering what everyone does in regards to bringing in a new hen?
    I was planning on keeping her in a separate pen for 30 days. Then I was told that I didn't need to if I was familiar with the home she came from and was sure they didn't have anything contagious. [​IMG] I see the point, but I was sorta thinking of 'better to be safe then sorry'

    What do you do?
  2. FLF

    FLF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Quarentine, quarentine, quarentine. Always. Even a perfectly healthy looking bird can wind up with something not good, just from having thier immune system weakened by stress...
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:I'll be watching this thread, as I will soon be adding two POL hens to my flock of 6 not-yet-laying pullets and an adolescent roo. [​IMG]

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