Going to Ohio National-What about vaccinations?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by C_Dzchicks, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. C_Dzchicks

    C_Dzchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm about to go to my first show and I have entered a cockerel and pullet but neither have been vaccinated. Should I not bring them? It would be devastating if they got Merick's disease. I will quarantine them afterwards, of course but I don't want to lose them. If you know anything about going to chicken shows please give me some advice. It would be much appreciated b/c I can't decide what to do....
     
  2. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not bring birds that are going to be used in my breeding program to shows as a rule.
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It's a little late to think about vaccinations as there is no way for them to get any protection from one now. You should have vaccinated your birds a minimum of 4-6 weeks before the show, preferably just given vaccines as the bird matured.
     
  4. C_Dzchicks

    C_Dzchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Right. So, I didn't know that I needed to give vaccinations and I know its too late now. My question is: Will my birds be safe? And for the future: What vaccinations? I have read quite a bit and oddly never came across a vaccination schedule which is why this is such a surprise to me. If my sisters flock (in a diff. state) hadn't came down w/ Mericks prompting me to do some research I wouldn't have even thought about it. So are they safe and if not, what vaccinations do I need before I enter them in the next show. Guess I just wasted my money for this one. Should have done more research.
     

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