I'm a newbie so I'm sure this has been answered before but here goes...I have 25 hatchery chicks coming into tomorrow or the next day. Sundsay I also brought home two chicks about 2 weeks old from a "breeder." The conditions these birds were kept under....don't even get me started. But so far they look really good - they eat, drink, poop seems fine, they're active, etc. Question 1: What is the satisfactory quarantine period? I've read posts ranging from 10 to 40 days. Question 2: How far do the quarantined birds have to be from the new chicks? The new ones will be in 2 groups in 100 gallon rubbermaid tanks. Right now I have the two I picked up are in a little rubber tote (plenty of room for them). As long as there is no contact, can the containers be right beside each other for the specified quarantine time or should they be apart? Thanks!!