quarantine new birds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mustangsaguaro, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When getting new birds in a flock what is the average amount of time you quarantine them from your other birds. I've got 4 RIR I got about a week and a half ago. They have been quaratined since then. Am just wondering is 2 weeks a good amount of time to quaratine them, or should I do 3 or 4? All the birds appear very healthy, and I did dust them when they got here.

    Thanks
    Kim
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I quarantined my new OEGB for 1 month ( 31 days ). Then I moved them near my other birds into their new pen, but they were still about 10 feet away. Also, make sure to check the birds over and dust them or lice and mites.
     
  3. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    i have left them seperate for month or more. but that is mainly because of size.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At least 4 weeks and 6 weeks is better. Two weeks is not enough for something to show up. And do not use any antibiotics at all during that time or it will mask symptoms.
     

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