I have more than a month to get ready, as I won't get another chicken until after my vacation, but I want to be ready. Due to my Olivia's death I will be adopting another so I will have 3 again. When I got Svetlana I took a risk and didn't q-tine--I knew the former owner, her chickens had been on her farm for years, no new ones had come in for at least a year, etc. But I probably won't take the risk again even though the new chicken will be coming from a similar environment. A few questions: (1) I will have no appropriate outdoor location in which I can safely q-tine a chicken. So it will have to be done in my house. I can use a 4x4 dog ex pen, covered, with paper on the floor. Will that be OK? (2) How long must I q-tine for? I know 30 days is usually recommended, but is 2 weeks enough? It seems cruel to keep a chicken completely alone for much longer than that. Again, she'll be coming from someone I know who breeds her own chickens so she hasn't gotten any in from outside in a long time. (3) The person from whom I will get the chicken also has ducks, turkeys, and guinea hens. Does this represent any additional risk? Are there diseases those other species can transmit to chickens? Thanks!