Advice on prevention

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moonlitfarms, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son is taking pullets to the local fair. This is our first time showing poultry. Just wondering if it's a good idea to give the birds some type of vaccine or med before they go to fair. These birds will come back home after fair so I was just wondering about this and if so what should I give them. Please drop a post with your thoughts. [​IMG]
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I've heard of some people that show using vaccines and some not. I don't show, so can't really help you with that. I do know that often people quarantine show birds after they come back. You might want to think about that, too.

    My impression is that how careful people are has a lot to do with whether they have decades of their life invested in working with their blood lines, along with a significant financial investment. Some people are just a lot more careful, also. I hope you can get some recommendations from others that have more experience.

    And good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you might want to try to contact whoever is running the show at the fair ..
    there might be rules about vaccines, etc..
     
  4. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just don't always trust other people are clean with their flocks and I don't want to bring that home. Just thought someone may have some advice from experience.
     

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