Do we vaccinate ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by backdooreggs, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. backdooreggs

    backdooreggs Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2015
    I'm a total beginner who just got through an unplanned ( the fertile eggs were a gift from a neighbor ) and somewhat traumatic first hatch . I've got nine babies after losing two today, one straddle leg , one who kept rolling onto it's back , who both (I think) succumbed to the heat when we left the house not realizing the box was going to be pelted with morning sun and the lamp was too close . I have many many questions but to start with I didn't realize chicken had vaccinations. ! My chicks are two days old tomorrow. What should I be doing for them ?
  2. nordicacres

    nordicacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2015
    South Central MN
    You can vaccinate for Marek's (I believe the sooner the better and more effective). You can feed medicated feed instead of vaccinating for Coccidiosis if you prefer.

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