Is this true? about vaccines and adding new chicks(ens)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    I was told that if you add a vaccinated chicken to a flock of unvaccinated birds, that the unvaccinated birds will GET what ever it was that they new birds were vaccinated for.(Mareks) *whew*

    Did anyone "get" that??[​IMG]

    Is this true?
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I have heard the same thing. However, I know folks bring new birds all the time to thier flocks with success. Just quarantine for a while I guess.
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    I don't think its true at all I had my first chicks from a hatchery vaccinated and then added others from breeder after quarentine and I have had no losses from illness at all !!!
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    It depends on the vaccine. Some are live virus sprayed in their face. Yes, some other chicks and chickens can contract contegions. It doesn't mean they will develop illness that you can detect.

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