Fowl Pox Vaccine

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hishigata, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Hishigata

    Hishigata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This past summer my whole flock ended up sick with fowl pox. One hen died but the rest recovered after a few weeks. I currently have two new pullets in quarantine. They seem healthy and only have another week and a half until their 30 days are up. Now I am concerned that they might contract fowl pox from my current hens. I know fowl pox is a virus so I assume that makes my current hens immune but also carriers. Should I vaccinate the new girls to prevent illness? They are 7 weeks old currently.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Fowl pox is carried by Mosquitos or the scabs off recovering birds. You can by a vaccine from Jeffers livestock or a few other stores.
     

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