how many of you vaccinate your chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dickies chics, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. dickies chics

    dickies chics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to start vaccinating my chickens. I have various breeds all are less than 1 year old. I also have eggs in my bator. I'm looking for suggestions on what i should vaccinate for. Also anyone in MA that has gone thru with npip testing I would love any info on that as well.

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  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    NPIP is a bit of false security. Search it on here and you will find some interesting facts. I was like OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH LOL I know you call your state AG department. They will help you~

    I do not vaccinate but here in Fl i am really considering Fowl pox vaccinations!!! It just comes with the weather and tons of water here!!! I have had them get it and always on the eye. It is terrible while they can't open the eye. I stress out and i would love not to have to deal with it!!!!

    Jeffers has vaccinations at a great price. That's where i am ordering from. They send out free catologs [​IMG]
     
  3. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did my very first flock with mareks but haven't since and have only lost one bird to "illness" (eggbound).
     
  4. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    What is NPIP? How do you vaccinate a chick? Do you give the shot in the breast, under the skin?
     
  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    NPIP is a testing for chickens. They test that day, give you a card and you can say your NPIP tested. BUT a week later you could get something so it is a faslse sense of security when buying. Search it on here, great threads on it!!

    Some get vacc's in the shell, some when chicks and some when older depending on vacc. Yes, you give it a shot~
     

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