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How to vaccinate for Fowl pox??

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I have just noticed my small flock of silkies and frizzles has fowl pox.  sad   
I isolated the sick ones and swabbed with iodine and only one roo has a small lesion in his mouth.  How do I vaccinate for this?  If someone could show me a picture  of where to vaccinate in the wing web I would be so grateful.  I had never heard of fowl pox before I started researching the symptoms my chickens are having.  It seems only my silkies and a few frizzles are affected out of all my chickens.  Thanks for any help!

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Home to 5 horses, various standard chickens, lavender, cuckoo, white, black, grey and blue silkies.

"What came first the chicken or the egg?"     The chicken!  Genesis 1:25   And it was good.

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I have been vaccinating for fowl pox my last several hatches as I had the same problem. 
Once they have been exposed, I don't think vaccinating them will help, you just treat the symptoms.

On my chicks, I just hold in one hand with a thumb under the wing to lift it away and 'pin prick' the loose skin with the vaccine.  You only need like one drop for a chick to vaccinate it.

All you have to do is get the needle just under the skin to get it in there, even if it runs back ou a bit, they are vaccinated.

Amber Fort
Knight Hawk Ranch
Blue Roan AQHA stallion and Homozygous APHA stallion at stud.
The Chicken Coop RIR and BC Marans.
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Amber Fort
Knight Hawk Ranch
Blue Roan AQHA stallion and Homozygous APHA stallion at stud.
The Chicken Coop RIR and BC Marans.
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Thanks Amber for the advice.
I have some 2-3mth old silkies I want to vaccinate--they caged but in the same pen and they are not showing symptoms yet.  I assume the procedure is the same for them?
I have been having a terrible time with my silkies lately.  This is something I have never encountered before and I have had chickens a long time.  I guess these show quality silkies are more delicate than my other chickens because I do not see any symptoms in them.
At any rate it is very distressing.  Thanks again

Home to 5 horses, various standard chickens, lavender, cuckoo, white, black, grey and blue silkies.

"What came first the chicken or the egg?"     The chicken!  Genesis 1:25   And it was good.

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Home to 5 horses, various standard chickens, lavender, cuckoo, white, black, grey and blue silkies.

"What came first the chicken or the egg?"     The chicken!  Genesis 1:25   And it was good.

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