Quarantine or bust?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by campingshaws, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws Crossing the Road

    Aug 9, 2014
    Southwest Louisiana
    Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong place but it's not an emergency or disease... yet.

    Today my daughter didn't latch the run all the way and my existing flock (seven) managed to find their way to the new girls in quarantine (five). We were out right after breakfast and somehow I didn't notice they were out until after supper... Their actual contact time is a total mystery.

    Is it worth it to continue the quarantine? Other than diarrhea (that I'm attributing to stress and new feed) I haven't seen any symptoms. Then again, it's only been five days. :/
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    No, it is no longer necessary to quarantine. Once they have been exposed quarantine is broken, the longer the exposure the more exposure, quarantine is no longer an effective deterrent to the transmission of disease. I would go ahead and make the introductions.

    Mrs K
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2014

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