Questions about re-introducing chicks' siblings...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jespere, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. jespere

    jespere Songster

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    The friend I got my chicks from just got a job and has to move. Its a long drawn out story but short version is he cannot keep his birds. They have been in a brooder (room sized) in a separate pen than chickens and guineas but sharing airspace. If I were to 'rescue' his 2.5 week old quail (another 6-10 of them if I recall properly) what kind of quarantine would I need to do before getting them near my flock? I am building a two level pen so they need never be in the same exact cage, just neighbors.

    Thoughts?

    I guess they may not technically be siblings, but they are hatchmates
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  2. Robo

    Robo Songster

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    Keep them in an entirely different pen for two weeks to a month. I quarentine all birds I get at auctions for a month...
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    My Quarentine Is Also A Month Long...
     
  4. jespere

    jespere Songster

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    Thank you both for your answers, very straightforward [​IMG]
     
  5. kahlertm

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    My avian vet "pre-trained" or advised me, and the Colorado State Poultry Vet advised me that quarantine should be 21 days to a month. So once again the guys are right. [​IMG]

    Tonya
     
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