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I wasn't sure if I should put this here or in the Emergencies/Disease/Cures category. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone could tell me different things people vaccinate their chickens for? The only one I know of it Marek's Disease. And please list why beside the vaccination, it'd be helpful.

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post #2 of 10

Going to do Marek's and medicated chick starter for coccidosis. I'm doing those two because they seem to be everywhere and easy to catch.

post #3 of 10

Mericks and cocci are the common ones.

I do neither as mericks isn't an issue where my birds are and cocci is taken care of via medicated starter.

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What is coccidosis?

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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by australorp_breeder 

What is coccidosis?


Here is a good list of chicken illnesses and diseases.  Coccidiosis is on this list. 

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pwhjQ6Yng877iz_JNiCN1IQ

On the vaccines, i know of Mareks, Fowl Pox, Avian Encephalomyelitis (which sometimes comes with the Fowl Pox vaccine), different strains of Newcastle, laryngotracheitis, Coryza, and Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (although i have heard this vaccine does not prevent infection, it only helps with egg production).

There are probably more.  You can check poultry supply companies online to see which different vaccines they offer.  Most hatcheries tend to offer only the Mareks to newborn chicks purchased.  You want to see if a disease is common in your area and then decide if you should vaccinate, or which strain of the disease you should vaccinate for.  i think Fowl Pox is a good one to use for all your birds.  It is easily spread by mosquitos and once vaccinated your birds are immune for life.

Colleen
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Some vaccines are live and some are not. Just because they are available does not mean you should use them. Some States have laws against certain vaccines even though you can obtain the vaccine via the phone or internet. You'd have to check with your State Vet. saladin

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Originally Posted by Enchanted Sunrise Farms 

Here is a good list of chicken illnesses and diseases.  Coccidiosis is on this list. 

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pwhjQ6Yng877iz_JNiCN1IQ

On the vaccines, i know of Mareks, Fowl Pox, Avian Encephalomyelitis (which sometimes comes with the Fowl Pox vaccine), different strains of Newcastle, laryngotracheitis, Coryza, and Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (although i have heard this vaccine does not prevent infection, it only helps with egg production).


Thank you SO much! The link helped a lot! Half of the things listed I didn't even know existed! No, I'm not exaggerating with the '!''s, that really did help a lot. I've never wormed my chickens before, but should I be doing that on a regular basis?

And thank you everyone else who has replied too!


Edited by australorp_breeder - 1/26/10 at 10:23am
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post #8 of 10

Some people worm on a regular basis and others will take a sampling of poo in for a fecal test to determine if they have worms before subjecting them to medication.

i've recently been using Verm-X.  It's all natural and easy to use, you just top dress the feed three days a month.  The chickens seem to really like it, and so far it's been working.  i should probably gather up some poo in a month or so to recheck.  But last fecal sample i took in was clear for worms.

Here is a link:

http://www.verm-xusa.com/?gclid=CIXOubDYwp8CFRwUawodbjSE0g

Colleen
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post #9 of 10

I vaccinated against 5 diseases, but I forgot which ones.....it is written down in my log however.  I was mainly concerned about fowl-pox, but I am not completely convinced that that was what killed almost every chicken in Cut Off about 12 years ago.....thats just what got the credit. 
Considering that the main cost of the vaccines was the shipping and that you can vaccinate 1,000 birds with each, I just ordered a variety of vaccines and waited a certain time period between each and followed the instructions to the best of my ability.  The fowl-pox was the hardest, due to the sticking. 
Total cost was about 86.00, but, like I said, that was for 5 different diseases.  Small price to pay to not see my whole flock die a yucky death.

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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by saladin View Post

Some vaccines are live and some are not. Just because they are available does not mean you should use them. Some States have laws against certain vaccines even though you can obtain the vaccine via the phone or internet. You'd have to check with your State Vet. saladin
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