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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silkiechick05, Dec 12, 2009.
How long do I keep them separate?
What am i looking for as illness goes?
2-4 weeks. Just anything out of the ordinary from your other birds. Like droopiness, pale comb, etc.
Really, a minimum of 4 weeks, 6 weeks is better, but no quarantine is perfect. And do not use an antibiotics during that time, no matter what shows up. Quarantine is to hope that a carrier bird will show symptoms so that you do not add a sick bird to your flock, not so you can treat illnesses (other than worms/lice/mites). Listen for odd breathing, check eyes and nares for discharge, observe everything.
Okay. I am a little worried, only because i am only getting one new one, not two as i had originally planned.
Chickens are flock animals, and I don't want my new bird to get lonely and what not.
Quarantine seems to be a popular topic right now. There are a couple other posts in this section
discussing quarantine you might be interested in for general information.
4-6 weeks is usually recommended and then put one of your own birds in with them for another 4 week time period. At the end of that time period if they're all still healthy more than likely they won't give each other any illnesses.
Quote:Thanks! I will definitely check this out.
Would they be able to stay in the same room together or do they have to be completely separated?