Baby Shots??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cornychick, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that I have developed an addiction to hatching my own eggs and will be using this method to supply my flock, I would like to know:
    Do you vaccinate your chicks?
    Which vaccines do you administer?
    What age?

    I want to be sure I am properly protecting them, but not going overboard....
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I suggest talking to your county extension agent (in the phone book under county) about conditions in your immediate area to get their recommendations. Tell them about how you plan to manage your chickens, especially if you plan to show them or take chickens home from chicken swaps, things that will require exposure to other chickens. My agent hooked me up with a UA Ag professor who raises and used to show chickens. After discussion with him and explaining I did not plan to do things that would expose my chickens, he recommended I not vaccinate for anything. You may have something prevalent in your area or your management practices may be different so you may get a different recommendation.

    Good luck!!
     
  3. jaboo81

    jaboo81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never have myself, know alot of folks how do though.
     

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