fowl pox

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  1. lots of chicks

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    Can I vaccinate my 2 yr old hens for fowl pox. And also does bleach kill the virus in the coop I know it won't work on the dirt in the run but I have lime for that.
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    Yes you can vaccinate them, it's transmitted by mosquitoes so I'm not sure bleaching the coop will help.
     
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  3. lots of chicks

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    They say it can live in the dander for up to a year that's why I'm wanting to use the bleach
     
  4. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    1/10 bleach solution will kill the virus. If you have an alternate spot to house your chickens, I suggest stripping all bedding and using a hose end sprayer to douse every inch, nook and crannie on the coop. If you soak the dirt in the run, it may help lessen transmission and surely won't hurt.
    Just saw today where folks are using screen or burlap as mosquito netting in areas that are prone to foul pox. Best of luck!
     
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. lots of chicks

    lots of chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol thank y'all and I am in Louisiana so yes we have a lot of mosquitoes but this is the first time I have ever had a problem with this.
     
  7. lots of chicks

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    It says to wait 21 days to proces.so I guess the same on eggs??
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry I don't know the answer, could you call the manufacturer ( may have toll free nos.) and ask directly?
     
  9. lots of chicks

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    Idk I will check and see.
     
  10. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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