quarentine ??

Dixiedoodle

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How far away should a new animal be kept? When I build my coop, do I need another building to keep new animals in? How long should they be kept away from the older animals.

How do you treat your 'new' stock?? Thank you Dixie
 

hooligan

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Are you talking about chickens or other animals?

MissPrissy is the Queen of Quarantine, she made a thread on it somewhere...
 

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! Well, I hope that Miss Prissy and others will chime in and give them all the knowledge...
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Dixiedoodle

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Thank you-great information BUT how far is far enough to keep them safe-25ft-100ft etc. Would it help to medicate new birds during their quarentine, as a precaution? Thank you all --for repeating yourselves--for us newbies!
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You are all worth your weight in gold!!! Dixie
 

MissPrissy

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dk, you are a nut. Will it have glitter and feathers?

As far apart as possible is my opinion.

I don't feed my birds medicated feed. I feel it is best to let them build a natural healthy immune system.

You have to understand that I do not raise for pets. My chickens perform a job. I don't medicate for illness. I cull when needed. I am not willing to risk my flock for run of the mill new chickens. I wouldn't risk my flock for 1 show quality bird. I take approrioate biosecurity measures and have never in 20 years had a sick chicken or a flock that had to be put down.

Good luck with your new birds.
 

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