Is it vital to be vaccinated?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickensarefamily2me, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. chickensarefamily2me

    chickensarefamily2me Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently aquired three chicks that a middle school science teacher hatched. I have 17 birds total, and they will be going out soon. I am not sure if they are vaccinated. Is it vital?
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is up to you if you want to vaccinate them. IMO I would to help prevent disease. But this usually had to be done at time of hatch. so how old are they?
     
  3. FreeChicken!

    FreeChicken! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of my chickens are vaccinated and they're healthy except for an occasional injury. So, no, it's not vital. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickensarefamily2me

    chickensarefamily2me Out Of The Brooder

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    Two to three weeks. Okay, Thanks for the advice.... I was worried, because all my others came from my usual feed store.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    FreeChicken! :

    None of my chickens are vaccinated and they're healthy except for an occasional injury. So, no, it's not vital. [​IMG]

    X2. Read here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030
     
  6. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your feed store chickens may or may not be vaccinated. More often than not, going without vaccinations in chickens is just fine. If you were to start a large scale operation where you had poultry moving in and out very often, it would certainly be indicated.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

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