So of course I was browsing through craigslist to look at some fertile eggs (just out of curiosity) and I happen opon a 'Free Chicken' ad and thought "Oh God, I need to get this chicken because God knows what would've happened to her" so I'm picking her up this weekend and I'm terrified of bringing in a disease. I will quarantine for 6+ weeks, but I've had a bad experience with being in adults. Once, (I was VERY new to chickens and I brought 4 1 year old hens home. I only quarantined them for a night or two (I still am mad at myself for that) and they seemed fine so I put them into the coop. Sadly, one of my current hens passed away a few days later, but to this day, the newer hens have never showed any signs of sickness (this was years ago). I'm terrified that after the 6+ weeks of quarantine are up and she's not showing any sickness and I start introducing her to the flock that some will get sick and or die. Please help. I'm thinking of doing (After the quarantine is up) of taking some of her bedding and putting more and more into the coop every week. I really don't want to lose any because of this, help is very much appreciated. Thanks!