Quarantine?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mylilchix, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm planning for my spring chicks, and I have a couple of questions about quarantining them. If I get day old chicks, raise them in the house until they are feathered out will I need to quarantine them before I introduce them to the flock. I was planning on building them a seperate run that backs up to my existing one, so they can watch eachother through the fence.

    My other question is about getting juvenile pullets from a breeder. Will have I have to seperate them for a month before introducing them to my flock?

    Thanks,
    Sonja
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    they will already be quarantined, as you will have them inside for a month, which is the quarantine time. The only way that it would not be adequate quarantine is if you mixed chicks from other flocks in with your own chicks before the thirty days was up, then you would have to start over counting.
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the advice. We got our current flock around the same time, so all of those chicks were raised together. This will be my first time adding to the flock.

    Sonja
     

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