Can I vaccinate chicks I hatch?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Maryallison, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anytime I have purchased chicks from a hatchery I get them vaccinated. Soon as my chicks start to lay (probably gotta month & a half) I plan on hatching my eggs. I was wondering if I can vaccinate my own chicks and how do I do it?

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  2. cluck-addict

    cluck-addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought the mareks vaccine from jeffers Livestock. It was VERY easy to mix and administer. I was nervous at first but really it was FINE>

    Piece of cake!
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    yep, you can vaccinate your own. I get mine from Jeffers too. the Mareks can be divided up (wafer) into 4 equal parts, then mix only one part together in a separate glass dish, this will give you 4 doses, 3 for later mixing and use. Must use each dose in 1 hr. once mixed w/ diluent. [​IMG]
     
  4. threehorses

    threehorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody & nice to see you again threehorses! [​IMG] Cool, I have a Jeffers like 1 hour from me (and I wanted a reason to go anyways) [​IMG]

    I am just trying to be well informed before I hatch the chicks. [​IMG]
     
  6. threehorses

    threehorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You have a Jeffers *near you* ??? OMG can I come visit? [​IMG] I'll go broke.
     
  7. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] And I have a TSC too! I love just going and looking around! [​IMG] Inside Jeffers it is a pretty small store actually. The catalog is much more impressive than the store, I actually like TSC more.
     

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