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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

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    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 Premium Member

    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

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    [​IMG] Shots!?? In something that small!?? Nope...just medicated chick starter will do the job!
     

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