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Another Fowl Pox Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sellersgang, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. sellersgang

    sellersgang Out Of The Brooder

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    Once this virus runs it course, are the chickens that had it over it once and for all or can they get it over and over??
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I believe they are immune to it after the first go-round. And they are NOT carriers; it's not that type thing.
     
  3. sellersgang

    sellersgang Out Of The Brooder

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    good.. cuz it seems to be going thru both yards today but at least when its gone.. it will be gone [​IMG]
     
  4. sellersgang

    sellersgang Out Of The Brooder

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    OK OK.. i said one more question but i just thought of another!!

    Do I need to vaccinate the 5 2.5 week old Easter Egger chicks that are in my house still in the brooder??? if so... at what age??
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You dont have to vaccinate, but I know many recommend it. I'm not sure what age. Hopefully, someone who knows more about vaccinations can help us here.
     
  6. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me, I would, because the scabs that fell off of these birds will harbour the virus a long time and chances are the mosquitos that fed on these birds are less than a hundred yards away..Pox vaccine given to chicks under 6 weeks usually doesn't give life long immunity,but it will protect them till a booster is given.

    Its possible the chicks may never catch it, But why take the chance when i'ts so easily prevented..Oh and Hello Cynthia
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    [​IMG] Hiya, William!
     

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