What do you do to QT new arrived chicks

Yoda

Songster
9 Years
Jul 7, 2010
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Hi,
I would like to know what people do exactly when they get new arrivals? What meds to you give, where you keep them, etc. I learned that NPIP rating doesn't mean didly when new chicks arrive. So I would like to know what everyone does so I know what to do as well. I incubated 10 eggs and 3 hatched and when they came out of the brooder I put them in a bin. I got 2 in the mail, I put them in with my 3 chicks because I had no where else to put them and I didn't think it was a problem cause they were NPIP and lost them all. The 2 from the mail died, one day they were fine, the next day something was wrong and the third day they were dead by morning, yes within 3 days they were gone. I cleaned out the bin and now my little ones did the same thing, fine one day and by the end of the next day they were dead. I keep them in my house so I don't understand. What is the big deal with NPIP if when you get them they have a disease? So please to help me and other please post what you do so we can learn from you.
 
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Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
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13 Years
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Two years ago I got 26 from McMurray. Day one first one died, by day three, 16 had died.

Some folks on here said that year they had a 'virus' problem. I didn't contact them for a refund. I had never owned chickens on this property previously.

Since then I've hatched out literally hundreds of my own and other than losing 5 to feral cats, I haven't lost a chick to disease of any sort.
 

Yoda

Songster
9 Years
Jul 7, 2010
2,068
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Shady Hills, FL
I seem to perfer the hatching myself, but sometimes we do get some mailed to us and I would like to know what I would need to do, what to keep on hand and what to give them when they arrive.
 

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