Another Fowl Pox Question

sellersgang

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 21, 2008
85
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Cleveland, MS
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??
 

sellersgang

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 21, 2008
85
1
39
Cleveland, MS
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??
 

Pine Grove

Songster
12 Years
Jul 18, 2007
1,028
16
184
Lakeland, Ga
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
 

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