Fowl Pox Vaccine

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

  1. Hishigata

    Hishigata Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2012
    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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