Question about Quarantine after a Show.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lockedhearts, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I am taking 9 birds to the local Fair Show. We will actually be splitting the run as origionally planned this weekend so it will be a perfect place to put all show birds when they return.
    My question is this and I am sure I know the answer, really just confirming.
    THe run will be split with wire and each side will have a seperate coop, for precaution should we temporarily put up wood, plastic or a more solid barrier for a weeks or so ? This would keep the chickens that stayed home from actually touching the Show Chickens.
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    You should probably have them in a totally separate area as far from the stay-at-homes as possible. A barrier of wood or plastic will not prevent transmission of disease.
     
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    My other option is to move my juvies from the barn, but I am afraid that these guys will not have enough room.... Of course best case is to sell the ones that are for sale and not bring so many back home.
     

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