When to reintroduce?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Airilith, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off I want to thank everyone who helped me through my very first chicken emergency. For those of you who missed it here's the link .

    Well the little lady (?) is doing so much better. Her eye has been completely clear for 5 days now. She still sneezes every now and again (more honestly than I like, but that could be because I don't want her sneezing at all). Her breathing is perfectly fine as well. So overall she's a healthy little sneezy chick. She's definitely bored in her isolation tank, and loves being out and about flapping her little wings and chirping her head off. Haha!

    So now my question is after 13 days of isolation, is it ok to put her back with the other chicks? If not, when is ok? If so, how? Do I just supervise closely for the first hour or so, and then go and check on them every few hours?

    I'm such a nervous chicken mommy!

    Thanks again for all the help [​IMG]
     
  2. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So any suggestions?

    I'm just concerned that she's still sneezing. She was sneezing for quite a few days before I separated her. I just can't remember if she was sneezing when she arrived. It's the only thing that's kept me from putting her back with her friends. I just don't want to put her back a day or two early and have everyone get sick. But I also want to get her back with her friends ASAP so that hopefully the intergration can go as smoothly as possible.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    I would not put her back until she was healthy. When you reintroduce her do so at night after they go to roost it will be less stressful for all involved.

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  4. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you'd wait for the sneezing to stop, even though she's always sneezed?

    Thanks!
     

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