How to vaccinate for Fowl pox??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Babecknmama, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Babecknmama

    Babecknmama Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just noticed my small flock of silkies and frizzles has fowl pox. [​IMG]
    I isolated the sick ones and swabbed with iodine and only one roo has a small lesion in his mouth. How do I vaccinate for this? If someone could show me a picture of where to vaccinate in the wing web I would be so grateful. I had never heard of fowl pox before I started researching the symptoms my chickens are having. It seems only my silkies and a few frizzles are affected out of all my chickens. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been vaccinating for fowl pox my last several hatches as I had the same problem.
    Once they have been exposed, I don't think vaccinating them will help, you just treat the symptoms.

    On my chicks, I just hold in one hand with a thumb under the wing to lift it away and 'pin prick' the loose skin with the vaccine. You only need like one drop for a chick to vaccinate it.

    All you have to do is get the needle just under the skin to get it in there, even if it runs back ou a bit, they are vaccinated.
     
  3. Babecknmama

    Babecknmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Amber for the advice.
    I have some 2-3mth old silkies I want to vaccinate--they caged but in the same pen and they are not showing symptoms yet. I assume the procedure is the same for them?
    I have been having a terrible time with my silkies lately. This is something I have never encountered before and I have had chickens a long time. I guess these show quality silkies are more delicate than my other chickens because I do not see any symptoms in them.
    At any rate it is very distressing. Thanks again
     

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