Treatment Type: Lifestyle practices
Rated for: Call Duck
By Mia B
Stow, Ohio, United States
Posted Jun. 10, 2018
It is absolutely necessary to quarantine any new birds that you plan on adding to your flock. New ducks come with new diseases and health concerns and most diseases are highly contagious. When the birds are moved to a new location they become stressed and their immune system is lowered so they may show signs of disease even if they seemed perfectly healthy before moving. There are also new protozoa and bacteria that birds need to adjust to and if you introduce your flock to new birds right away you run the risk of losing all of them to any number of diseases.