grannys gone and done it

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by granny hatchet, Mar 9, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    81,361
    35,803
    926
    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    did you vaccinate? I never got any from a hatchery before.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    81,361
    35,803
    926
    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    well, I dont know what i was thinking. I toasted some muffins and put cheese on them then fried the eggs over easy !! talk about a mess.[​IMG] I havent tried it yet but talk about having egg on your face. I didnt make toms that way, why mine??
     
  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    81,361
    35,803
    926
    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    someone close to me has silver wyandotte chicks for $2.50 those are sooo pretty !
     
  4. Jackschicks

    Jackschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    65
    10
    54
    Jan 21, 2015
    Pearland, Tx
    Coming on March 17 from the hatchery are 4 Buff Orpingtons (f), 4 Dominiques (f), 8 Welsummers (str run), 10 Black Langshans (str run), 10 Jersey Giants (str run), 10 Silver Gray Dorkings (str run), 4 Americaunas (str run), 6 Barred Rocks (str run), 6 silver laced Wyandottes (str run). They are all dual purpose birds, I didn't order anything that is specifically just a meat chicken.

    My existing flock is 2 Olive eggers, 1 blue egger, 2 red hens, 1 black hen, 1 useless Polish, and 1 mutt rooster.

    The babies and brooders will be in a separate pen from my existing flock but the pens are next to each other, so anything airborne could be a problem.
     
  5. Jackschicks

    Jackschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    65
    10
    54
    Jan 21, 2015
    Pearland, Tx
    I didn't have them vaccinated when I ordered but since they won't ship for 10 days I assume I can call the hatchery and tell them I have decided to vaccinate after all. Is there a vaccination for that pox stuff? The only vaccination I remember seeing that the hatchery offered was for Marek's and Coccidiosis (sp)
     
  6. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

    25,580
    14,465
    636
    May 7, 2012
    Sonoma County, CA
    Hi Jackschicks! [​IMG] Seems to me if you've had chickens for 4 years without any problems, then you are doing it right. BYC is full of poultry horror stories. It's where we come to vent our complaints and look for help. By comparison, not many people come to post about another day with healthy chickens, but that is the norm for most I think.

    Chicks coming from a reputable hatchery will not bring disease to your flock. Bringing in chicks or older birds from any other source comes with some risk. The wild birds and mosquitoes pass the diseases around too.

    There is a lot of info out there about vaccines, some are worth it and some not, depending on your area and how many birds you have. There's probably a BYC thread for your area where people could give you the scoop, or check with a local university ag extension. A poultry vet here in Calif said that the vaccine for Mareks is not really all that effective if you do your own. The hatcheries do it before the chicks hatch, and even then it doesn't completely prevent them getting the virus, but can lessen the severity, especially preventing tumors.

    If you do have any trouble, then this is the place, and I can tell you from personal experience, it's a huge relief to have the collective experience of so many helpful people when you need it.

    Oh, and we love pictures! [​IMG] Especially baby chick pictures! [​IMG]
     
  7. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

    25,580
    14,465
    636
    May 7, 2012
    Sonoma County, CA
    Coccidiosis is preventable with medicated chick feed for a few weeks and slow introduction to the environment. Coccidia is always around, you just don't want them getting overloaded.

    There is a vaccine for the pox, but I don't know much about it.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2015
  8. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

    25,580
    14,465
    636
    May 7, 2012
    Sonoma County, CA
    I haven't whined about not getting any rain lately. [​IMG] We were supposed to get some last weekend. No luck.

    We got HAIL instead.

    Have to share a few pictures!

    [​IMG] Patio table

    [​IMG] Confused dog

    [​IMG] Confused chicken



    HAPPY BOY!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    His feet got very cold.
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Really?!
     
  10. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

    25,580
    14,465
    636
    May 7, 2012
    Sonoma County, CA
    [​IMG] He's only been in the snow once, I think, when he was about 5. The hail was quite a novelty. He went around collecting it from the tops of the cars in a bucket. He got soaked and had bright pink feet. Warm shower was never enjoyed more!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by