Fowl pox in spring?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by elmo, May 21, 2010.

  1. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mosquito season has come early here this year, it seems. I have three hens raising a total of 14 chicks outside this spring, and I worrying about the chicks getting fowl pox. Has anyone ever had this happen? I'm thinking about vaccination.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    My girls had dry pox last spring with the never ending rain we had last year. They bounced through it with no problems. I don't think I would vaccinate my girls, but it really is a matter of personal preference. If you are worried, then do it. Peace of mind is priceless.

    Good luck.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I dealt with fowl pox a few years ago, it was a pain. It's your decision whether to vaccinate or not. Fortunately after they're exposed to the virus, they're immune to it thereafter.
     

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