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Fowl pox vaccine

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DebBradley, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. DebBradley

    DebBradley Just Hatched

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    My Silkies about 10 months old, and are laying eggs. Can I vaccinate them for fowl pox, I've been reading in the directions on sites that sell it that it should be given after 8 weeks of age or 4 week before they start laying. Is it too late to vaccinate?
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can vaccinate at any age, it's often done at a later age to part of a flock to check for 'takes' (or lack of) to see if the first vaccination took.
     
  3. DebBradley

    DebBradley Just Hatched

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    Can the eggs be eaten after and can I incubate the eggs? If not how long do I wait?
     
  4. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    21 day withholding but eggs can be incubated during that time.
     
  5. RollerDerbyLexi

    RollerDerbyLexi Out Of The Brooder

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    My flock of 6 came down with the Fowl Pox. The rooster looks really bad. [​IMG] He can't see due to the pox covering his eyes. [​IMG] I have 6 chicks in the brooder box. [​IMG] I'm going to vaccinate them before letting them interact with the flock. I found this U tube video that helps. Any other tips on age or administering the vaccine would be helpful. I will vaccinate the whole flock when I do the chicks. How often do I have to repeat? [​IMG]

     
  6. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any chick that is vaccinated before 6 weeks of age will need a second vaccination after 10 weeks of age.
     

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