Introducing a new chicken to the flock?
I am seriously considering adopting a Sliver Laced Wyandotte to my existing flock of 16 pullets. I saw her at the MSPCA shelter and am going there today to take another look. and also to see if I can get more information on her back ground.
My concern is how risky it is bringing in an adult bird to my existing flock healthwise that is. I've raised my birds from 2 day old chicks and they are really thriving, very healthy etc. I've heard horror stories of people introducing outside birds to their flocks and having disastrous results, and also heard of many people having now problems whatsoever. How risky is it? All the birds at the shelter are checked for avian flu and I think Pullorum before admitted.
I REALLY want more chickens, especially SLW's! they are so pretty.