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Originally Posted by jenniferlamar70 View Post

Thanks for the advice. I just ordered some today. smile.png
I asked Meyer Hatchery about this today and they responded. It's very important to vaccinate on hatch day before they come in contact with other birds from other flocks as that's how this spreads rapidly. I know it's possible to vaccinate later (few days old) but not advisable as its not as effective and they could've already been exposed. I don't know how to copy and paste via cell phone to show you exactly what she wrote.

new chick mama of 26 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 5 BO, 4 SLW, 3 EE, 3 GLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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new chick mama of 26 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 5 BO, 4 SLW, 3 EE, 3 GLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by mamatink7 View Post

I asked Meyer Hatchery about this today and they responded. It's very important to vaccinate on hatch day before they come in contact with other birds from other flocks as that's how this spreads rapidly. I know it's possible to vaccinate later (few days old) but not advisable as its not as effective and they could've already been exposed. I don't know how to copy and paste via cell phone to show you exactly what she wrote.
they say it's not advisable because most likely it won't help them cause they have already come in contact with it though. If even one was able to be vaccinated wouldn't it be worth it?
post #23 of 23

I have several chicks/ chickens. I see there is a level of importance to protect your chicks from this virus.

How common is the virus?

How would i know if one of my pullets was infected?

What would you do if there was an infection? 

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