what should i do

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickachickawhat, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am getting three more chickens this afternoon. how can i seperate them from the others. can you please give me some ideas on how to and for how long
     
  2. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im sorry for being so anxious but im getting my chickens in two hours and i need to know what to do with the existing flock. im am getting 3 rirs pullets
     
  3. ZooZoo

    ZooZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can house them in a large dog crate. Or you could use fencing to section out a small area for them. I'm not sure how long they need to be seperated.
     
  4. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone know how long they should be separated for?
     
  5. @migocontodos~

    @migocontodos~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    To deminish the possiblity of illness being spread from the newbies to your present flock, most will suggest you keep them seperated for a minimum of a month. Though it is unlikely they have any illnesses there still exist the possibility that they may.
    And by seperated I mean as far away from your present flock as possible, not confined to one corner of your present coop/run.
    Some will even suggest a smaller amount of time, but most think that the longer the time apart the better off the chances of nothing that may potentially be spread will be spreaded.
    Enjoy the rirs! They are awesome layers!
     
  6. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but they are coming from the same place i got my old ones. and i have only had my old ones for week and im getting 3 more that are that farm.
     
  7. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd keep em at best, separated a week just to make sure..but if you were at the same place for birds just a week ago, then you'll probably be fine. [​IMG]

    Stacy
     

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