Quarentine question?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mmaddie's mom, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    If my flock is clean and healthy and I get birds from a trusted BYC person and there chickens are clean and healthy, do I have to quarentine?!? [​IMG]
     
  2. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    Owingsville,KY
    It's best to keep them separate no matter the confidence. Better safe then sorry! [​IMG]
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, still quarentine. Not everyone that passes on an ill bird does it knowingly. There are some things that a bird can carry that will harm your flock but never cause the other flock any problems because they've built up a resistence to it over time. Sometimes the stress of the move will bring something to the surface that wasn't visable before too. I'd feel much better about bringing an adult bird in from a source I trusted, but I'd still quarentine. On the rare occasion that I've brought adult birds in I not only quarentine I also pen an "extra" roo next to the new birds for the last two weeks of the quarentine period. I might be a bit paranoid, but I'm not going to lose my flock over something so easy to prevent.
     
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I like the idea of using an extra roo to test things out... thanks.
     

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