A friend brought me 4 chicks yesterday that she rescued from some woman who was going to leave them outside for the coyotes to eat. They look to be about 1 - 2 weeks old. I have them here in my brooder, which was all set up for the chicks I have hatching out tomorrow, and a batch of meat chickens I have arriving on Friday. I don't know if I need to be worried about diseases spreading from such young chicks. The rescued chicks all appear to be healthy, they spent their short life so far in a closed rubbermaid container, which had woodchips in the bottom but was obviously not cleaned at all. They were not exposed to any other chickens. Could they in fact have a disease and I should keep them quarantined for a while? If so, what should I be on the look-out for?