Free birds....?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by j71, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. j71

    j71 Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone local to me is offering up a few FREE birds.....but they are not vaccinated.

    Any idea how much that would cost per bird??

    I have 5 pretty happy Gals right now but wouldnt mind adding a few new birds, especially for no charge...if they are treated.

    Any suggestions? Is this a BAD idea for any reason?

    TY!!!
     
  2. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found that when someone give away "free" there could already be a problem with them. Just be very careful.
     
  3. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave away a few FREE birds and there was nothing wrong with them. I just didn't have the space for them. One was a roo and I'm not able to keep roo....was supposed to be a sexed pulet. Now I'm hatching chicks and can only keep 4 of them so I will again give away any extras that hatch. That said is it always a good idea to be careful. Sorry I have no idea about the price of the shot. I do belive you can buy them thru the internet though.
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:call the local vet and ask how much they would charge...do they look healthy, red combs/waddles, feathers look good, do you know how old they are?
     
  5. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vaccins normally come in vials of 1000 shots.
     

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