In the Brooder
- Jul 31, 2020
I'm going to be vaccinating my flock this upcoming week against fowl pox. I have a few I believe already have it. Research says it is not too late to vaccinate those not showing symptoms. But the instructions say not to vaccinate hens within 4 weeks of laying. My flock is mixed ages... I have 2 laying, about 4 close, then the rest are grow outs. Can someone tell me why I should vaccinate those laying or close to laying? What are the risks? I don't know if those showing signs of laying will be laying in the next 2 weeks or more than 4 weeks. Can I vaccinate them, then just not eat any eggs they do start laying until the 4 weeks has passed? Or is there a bigger risk to vaccinating laying hens? I appreciate any advice thank you!