Help needed with 2 rescue birds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by amydurose, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. amydurose

    amydurose Out Of The Brooder

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    I hvmave aquired 2 silkies today, well they were supposed to be silkies but they have the wrong comb. Either way they are cute. Very messy and need a bath. Anyway my question is my flock is all vaccinated I did them as chicks. What will happen if I add these unvaccinated. How do I do it safely. I have never added to my flock before. I didn't want too now but these needed help lol.
     
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Keep these two SEPARATE and apart from your current flock for at least 3 weeks, but 30 days is better.

    Clean them up, feed them well and check them regularly from head to toe for lice, mites and any other sign of illness.

    Birds from someone else can kill your current flock.

    BE CAREFUL.
     
  4. amydurose

    amydurose Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok that's no problem but can I still vaccinate now they are older
     
  5. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you can, just make sure with a avian vet.
     
  6. amydurose

    amydurose Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hi Im sorry to sound a little dense, do you mean seperate from each other?

    Im definatly going to keep them apart from the flock for 30 days as you advised, I dont want to risk my babies [​IMG]
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not from each other just your flock.
     
  8. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I think you can, just make sure with a avian vet.

    Assuming you are considering Mareks vaccine, you can buy it at most feed stores. Don`t waste your money on a vet.........Pop
     
  9. amydurose

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    I didnt vaccinate against Mareks because I couldnt get any vaccinations when my chicks were hatched. I took the advice of my vet and vaccinated with Nobilis MA5 & Clone 30 Newcastles Disease & Infectious Bronchitis. Now Im wondering if I need to vaccinate these 2 or not?

    Could I do my whole flock with mareks now ?
     
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you can, just make sure with a avian vet.

    Assuming you are considering Mareks vaccine, you can buy it at most feed stores. Don`t waste your money on a vet.........Pop

    Yes, some vets are expensive, but sometimes it's better to know than to make a mistake! [​IMG]
     

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