YAY! I got the "big" batch & a question for you all

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wyo-helpmeet, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Songster

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    My "8BO" & "7RIR" came in today, only it was 10BO & 5RIR & they managed to slip in a BR as well, but I took BR, because I couldn't bear the thought of leaving him/her there ALL ALONE!!! [​IMG] I know I'm not the only sucker on this board, so I'm sure most of you would have done the same thing [​IMG]

    Anyhoo, my EE's are exactly one week older than the BO/RIR/BR. Is it 1 or 2 weeks that I have to keep them apart to be sure of diseases not being transmitted?
     
  2. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Songster

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    anyone know or at least have an opinion? [​IMG]
     
  3. annek

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    Can't tell you if it is any different for chicks rather than full grown, but seems like the posts I am seeing here are 4 weeks. Don't know if this applies to chicks.....
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Are you talking about hatchery birds? If so, I wouldn't bother with isolation. Stuff can always happen, of course, but not likely.
     
  5. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Songster

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    Thanks for responding, both of you.

    They are hatchery birds, but as it stands right now, my older birds are healthy. They came from 2 different hatcheries (Privett & Dunlap) and were ordered & delivered to 2 different feed stores, which is why I I didn't want to mingle them immediately. I was thinking after a week or 2 I could integrate them & meet the difference in temps, since it's typically something like "90-100" & "85-90." So I could do 90 for both.

    Maybe I can give it a week to be sure my young'uns are healthy, too.
     
  6. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

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    I don't *think* quarantine applies to hatchery chicks. The eggs are hatched away from any birds in a very clean environment. In any case, you quarantine new birds for a month.
     
  7. Debi214

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    I like your one week thing since they do need different temps and just to make sure the babies all look healthy. Then put them together - the older ones will know to get farther away from the heat. Congrats on the babies! [​IMG]
     
  8. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Songster

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    THNX again to both of you. I'm getting pics loaded to the computer now to post soon!
     

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