Experience with Avian Pox Vaccinations?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CC Lefty, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. CC Lefty

    CC Lefty Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an order of 40 Red Broilers coming next week and I recently noticed that my laying flock seems to have avian pox. All of the girls are still active, healthy and laying so I've decided to let the pox simply runs its course. As for the meat birds, however, I'd like to keep them free, clean and growing strong. I understand that you can get the avian pox vaccination quite readily; I just wonder if any of you know where I can get some quickly and if you have any experiece vaccinating 2-3 day old chicks. Any informantion would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hatchery should be able to vaccinate if you ask them... it would save you a lot of trouble.

    It's a very small needle that is injected in their neck. Very expensive machine that does it. However for your use it wouldn't be worth spending the money.

    You might have to wait until they get older. I'm not sure where you can get the vaccine but it's going to be a very small vile that probably will need to be diluted.
     
  3. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. CC Lefty

    CC Lefty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the information...
     
  5. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for clearing that up...
     
  6. CC Lefty

    CC Lefty Out Of The Brooder

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    Update:

    I order some vaccine from Jeffers Livestock. The Chick-n-Pox vaccine can be administered at 1 day and after, and is suppose to be effective for the first few weeks (6-8). Depending on how well my broilers are plumping up, I may need to administer a booster at 6 weeks, but that is still to be seen. Thanks for your feedback and I'll keep you posted on the progress.
     
  7. barrie001

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    Seven years later and I'm just getting started with chickens! Can't thank you enough for these postings about the vax and ages to give them. I have two Silver Laced Wyandotte roosters that were given to me last year. I think they are about 2 years old now. While I was away on work, they came down with what I deem to be Avian Pox. One has it worse than the other but both are still crowing. They have been housed with my three guinea hens who aren't showing any signs of the pox yet and I'm hoping they will do okay.

    I am getting one-day old chicks soon and am worried about them getting the pox. So good to know that there is something I can give them at the age of one or two days that will help prevent them from getting the pox. They will be housed completely away from the two roos and won't be going outside permanently until they are fully feathered, by which time the weather will be warm enough for them to remain outside. They are pullets and I'm getting them for egg production and to breed, but won't be putting a rooster in with them until they are ready to start laying.

    Thanks to you I now know that I can do two vaccinations and keep the pullets safe. Thanks for leaving this information up here for so long!
     

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