Shots for chickens
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Well, in my opinion, one of the most imporant shots for chickens in for Marek's Disease. This vaccination is given when chicks are one to two days old, subcutaneously in the back of the neck. Marek's Disease is very serious, so it is a good idea to vaccinate for it. I myself raise/sell birds, and I vaccinate my chickens for Marek's Disease.
Other vaccines can be purchased. Many people who show or breed poultry vaccinate their birds for Infectious Laryngotracheitis, which is a acute, dangerous respiratory disease. Others vaccinate for Fowl Pox, especially if this disease is prevalent in their area.
You can get other vaccines, like Newcastle's and Bronchitis. Both of these vaccines are good to give, but not as important as the Marek's Vaccine. Newcastle and Bronchitis vaccines are given either in the water, or in they eye.
I do not believe that you can get vaccines at Tractor Supply Stores. You'd have better luck looking online. Twin City Poultry Supplies ( http://www.twincitypoultrysupplies.com/store/) is a supplier of vaccines.
you have marek's in your flock and you show AND sell birds? I read your post where you said you had a bird with ocular mareks and was thinking of keeping her for life since no one would take her, yet you will sell birds and show and share marek's that way? Vaccinating birds does NOT mean they won't get marek's, Just that they won't die from the tumors. The birds that don't get sick, will become carriers...are you not aware of this?
I guess you just answered my question to myself about showing birds...and that is a big fat NO, if people with marek's in their flocks are showing birds. And to sell them also? shaking my head in true amazement!!!