Fowl Pox & babies to hatch soon

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CheerfulHeart2, May 19, 2010.

  1. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hi Everyone,

    Thank you for reading my post. I believe my flock has dry fowl pox. I have some eggs under a broody hen that shoul hatch in the next couple of days. Do you recommend that I vaccinate them at 1 day old? Other suggestions for the newly hatched chick's?

    I also have 6 3.5 week olds. Their mamma hen does appear to have the pox.

    Thank you for any info,

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I wouldnt recommend vaccinating due to the fact your 6 3.5 year olds have most likely been exposed already from the mama hen. The broody hen may or may not be infected and may pass it to your newly hatched chicks (when they hatch). I would just observe all of them and see what happens. There's not much you can do if they have it, it'll have to run its course. Perhaps you could seperate the 6 3.5 year olds and their mama from the broody hen and eggs or visa versa, if the broody hen doesnt have it yet.

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