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Is there a vaccination information thread? Do any of you vaccinate your chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bayvistafarm, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. bayvistafarm

    bayvistafarm Songster

    I looked abit, but didn't really find a thread yet. I had half my guinea's die of Mareks that I got from a backyard breeder. Everything I have ever gotten from a hatchery has been done. Just wondering if I should vaccinate any future chicks, including ones I will hatch from an incubator one day (Yes, I am going to get me one), if anyone knows how expensive the vaccine is, and how to do it??

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    it is inexpensive, not 100% effective and should be done as day old.
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I lost babies during the summer.

    YES vaccinate. If you hatch, give the vaccine within a day or two. Then quarantine the vaccinated ones (including hatchery chicks that are vaccinated) for 2-8 weeks. I'm terrified, I got for 8 weeks.

    You will always have Marek's on your property, but it doesn't mean you can't have more chickens. Just vaccinate. The best price I've found is at Twincitiespoultry.
  4. bayvistafarm

    bayvistafarm Songster

    Thanks! I will likely try and go thru my vet... we live in Canada.. and you know.... they don't like shipping vaccines and stuff over the border anymore. (I am assuming you live in the States).

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