quarantine times?? how long

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dar, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    for quarantine times how long is it? i know its a while I just cant remember if it is 30, 60, or 90 days.

    I have my new chickens quarantined in my brooder for the time being and i have my momma and the babies in a large animal cage for now.

    also if i have 2 different coops will the silkies go to their own coop after free ranging or will they follow my other chickens to the big coop? or should I make a tractor for the silkies?
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    It's how long you personally prefer. You can find recommendations of anything up to 90 days or even a year if you read around; the BYC 'conventional wisdom' is 30 days but longer isn't a terrible idea if it works for you. Depends partly on how comfy/unstressed the chickens are in their quarantine quarters. Personal choice.

    Good luck, have fun,


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: