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Best Way to Disinfect after Fowl Pox? and keeping chicks from adults?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jethalt, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. jethalt

    jethalt New Egg

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    this weekend e discovered our hens are suffering from Fowl Pox.
    So far everyone seems to be doing well (we did have 1 really sick, maybe from a 2ndary infection, but she is doing better now).

    I've been reading a ton...I know we need to disinfect the coop. I'm seeing recommendations for a 10%bleach solution -is that the best way to disinfect? Do we do it now while they still have "the pox"? or wait until signs of pox are gone? What about the ground? They have a large portion of our yard for their run -wondering if we somehow need to disinfect that area.

    We have 6 5 week old chicks in our brooder box right now. We were planning on keeping them separate from the big girls for quite some time...how long should they stay separate due to the pox? We have built them a day care pen AND we have fencing to give them a separate run area if need be.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. jethalt

    jethalt New Egg

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    Thanks Eggcessive.

    Where is the best place to buy the vaccine? I googled it and of course several sites came up...just not sure which is best! I've never had to vaccinate anything myself!
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Both Jeffers pet and Stomberg's carry the one for older chicks, but Jeffers carrie both the one for day olds as well as the one for 6 weeks and older. You may need to double check, but I think that the one for day olds (and both may) needs to be repeated when they are older to fully protect. You could wait until they are 6 weeks old and do the vaccine for older chicks. You also need to apply the vaccine correctly with the tool provided or you can get some nasty vaccine site infections. I haven't vaccinated mine before. Here are the different vaccines and another link about vaccines in general:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/03/answers-from-chicken-vet-on.html

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030

    http://www.jefferspet.com/products/...84af9fa2600f00000499/533884b09fa2600f000004ab

    http://www.jefferspet.com/products/...84af9fa2600f00000499/533884b09fa2600f000004ab
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I'm from the camp that does not vaccinate for pox. I have had two or three types of symptoms but not much of the wet kind. Only one silkie had the wet form. Once they have it they normally don't get it again unless it is a different strain. I also do not disinfect...mostly because they all pretty much get it at the same time. I'm in Floirda and we pretty much breed mosquitos here. Trying to disinfect the ground is mostly a wasted effort as soil makes bleach ineffective. THat was new info for me this week.
     

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