Importance of vaccinations..........

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tigertjg, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Tigertjg

    Tigertjg New Egg

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    I'm about to order my first chicks, but the place I'm thinking about buying from does not offer vaccinations. Is this a big deal? My flock is only going to consist of 3 birds (the only other pets I have are a couple of cats).
     
  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    The answer to your questions lie within yourself:
    How attached to these babies are you going to become.
    How will you react if 1, 2, or 3 catch a preventable disease?
    Mereks, for instance, is an easily preventable disease with a simple, cheep vaccination but is hardly cured, if ever without it.
    You can do these vaccinations yourself...did you know that? You can purchase them on-line. Mereks is what you need to start with.
    Good Luck,
    Denise
    Paradise Found
     
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  3. Tigertjg

    Tigertjg New Egg

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    Thank you..........what are the most important? Mereks, Newcastle are the two that come to mind. Isn't there another that starts with a C?
     
  4. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Mereks, NewCastle & Infectious Bronchitis, Fowl Pox.
    I belive you are thinking about coccidiousis ( spelling?). You avoid that with medicated chick feed, clean conditions, and some people put a preventative int he water too ( I do not).
     

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