Quarentining New Chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickencoop789, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I properly quarantine new chickens to see if they have any diseases that they could spread to my current flock?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Briefly, they should be downwind and a fair distance from the old flock. You need to wash hands and change shoes (and perhaps clothes) between flocks, and care for the new flock first. Ideally, separate them for 4 to 6 weeks, then choose one from your current flock and put it with the new ones for another couple of weeks. Here is an article:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

    And here is a thread on this:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/803815/integrating-two-groups/0_20
     

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