Do I need to vacinate my chickens before I eat the eggs??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by indi, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. indi

    indi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I need to vacinate my chickens before I eat the eggs and if so where and how much (price not a worry but wouldn't mind knowing) Also what vaccinations do they need (I've heard about people getting samonella jabs for hens but not sure).
    Thanks
     
  2. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't vaccinated my chickens and we've been eating their eggs for 2 years. I know you can vaccinate for mareks but I've never heard of a salmonella vaccine. if you take good care of your birds and give them a clean inviorment salmonella shouldn't be a problem.
    This book has tons of info on chicken diseases.
    The chicken health handbook. By Gail Damerow -
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Vaccination doesn't have anything to do with your eating the eggs. Vaccine is to prevent your hens from getting chicken disease.

    Very unlikely for you to ever get chicken diseases. If you are worried, have your own doctor vaccinate you.

    Use some basic sanitation. Don't eat chicken poop (which also means wash your hands after working with the chickens).

    There are some digestive types of bacteria in chicken poop which might, or might not, give you a case of the diarrhea. Don't eat chicken poop and you should be safe. Rinse the outside of the eggs before you crack them, to rinse off any possible chicken poop. Back to : don't eat chicken poop.
     
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  4. indi

    indi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I never vaccinated any of my chickens but I do worm them once or twice a year.
     
  6. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Nope, you don't. [​IMG]

    Always wash your hands after handling chickens, handling anything the chickens touch, and handling eggs (even store bought eggs) and you'll be in good shape!
     

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