The Essential Quarantine

An Important, but Often Underestimated Part of Raising Chickens
By: Source: BackYardChickens.com

Many who raise chickens are unaware of what many risks there are in bringing new birds into a flock. New birds could be carrying anything from mites or lice to disease, and in many cases, the cure is not so simple. A quarantine period when bringing new birds onto your property can lower the risk of you unknowingly infecting your birds with something nasty, and it’s recommended that everyone invest the time into performing a quarantine for new birds…  Read More

 

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About tbnranch

amy elizabeth, writer, author. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm. Raises laying hens.
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2 Responses to The Essential Quarantine

  1. shadowlilies says:

    So glad I read this again. I was thinking about going to a swap meet where my husband said he saw some nice looking hens. Now, I don’t know…

    • tbnranch says:

      Looks like you have plenty of land to isolate new birds! There is always a risk, but same as bringing home baby chicks… take every precaution.

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