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chriso

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Cumbria
Introducing new hens
« on: September 13, 2010, 02:23:01 pm »
I have picked up a couple of new hens from a free range farm who were having a clear out today. I think the hens have moulted a bit and were running round the yard in the pouring rain when i collected mine. On arrival home I have noticed that one seems to have froth around it's beak. I have still got them in a separate box in the greenhouse and was wondering what to do before introducing them to the others just incase it has anything contagious.
Any advice please. ???
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Daveravey

  • Joined Jul 2009
  • Fife
Re: Introducing new hens
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 02:40:14 pm »
With all new additions, keep them in quarantine for 2 weeks in case of any underlying disease that may reaer its ugly head.

Better to treat 2 birds than all of your existing flock.

 

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