is there any passive immunity to chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by onthespot, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Do the hens pass any antibodies to the chicks in the eggs? Say if they had been exposed to fowl pox, does the chick have any temporary immunity to fowl pox until its own immune system starts to develop?

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