Are we suppose to give newly hatched chicks any medicine or shots

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lovinmychickens, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. lovinmychickens

    lovinmychickens Chirping

    Mar 31, 2007
    Can you tell us if we need to give newly hatched chicks shots of some sort, I thought i read that in a book or something about giving them a shot at a day old
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Unless you have a history of disease in the flock or are a large production place, it is not necessary and causes excess stress.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    [​IMG] Shots!?? In something that small!?? Nope...just medicated chick starter will do the job!

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