I'm a newbie too!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Claytonchicken, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Claytonchicken

    Claytonchicken New Egg

    Feb 12, 2009
    [​IMG] I'm counting the days 'til I get to go pick up my first chicks! I'm so excited. I'm trying to compile a list of all the supplies I need to make them feel right at home. I've been on the BYC forum hours at a time getting all the info I need. Quick question though, when I pick up the chicks from the feed store will they need shots? I plan to give them medicated feed, but will they need vaccines to prevent diseases?
  2. Forest

    Forest Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 15, 2009
    Welcome [​IMG][​IMG]
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 10, 2007
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  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    [​IMG] from Ohio! When we've ordered our chicks from hatcheries, we've only had them vaccinated against Marek's. We fed them the medicated starter and [​IMG] haven't had any major problems so far. Going on two years so I can't speak for those who have had chickens longer.
  6. PQ4evr

    PQ4evr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    Bellville Ohio
    The hatchery gives them the vaccines I would ask the feed store if they were given to them. I ordered 50 20 will get vaccinces since they will go to fair 30 will not they are being housed in a different coop and are meat birds.
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  8. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Normally it is not necessary to give shots. At least not at the feed store I get mine from out here.

  9. Patch of Heaven Farm

    Patch of Heaven Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from Ms
  10. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    North Kohala, Hawaii
    Just get medicated feed for cocci. Marekʻs shots are good if they are going to be exposed to other chickens. They work like polio shots by giving them some dead cells to build up their immunity. But the hatchery does it, not the feed store.

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