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Medicated feed and vaccinating for Coccidiosis

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ten chicks, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This information is for all the new baby chick keepers. If you have had your chicks vaccinated for Coccidiosis,DO NOT use medicated feed as this will counteract vaccine,meaning vaccine becomes null.

    Use non-medicated feed with chicks vaccinated for Coccidiosis.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    very few retail hatcheries vaccinate for cocci yet but this is good info as it becomes more popular.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    And don't just assume if they've "been vaccinated" it's for cocci--check and make sure! Merek's vaccine is much more common, and folks don't realize there are different vaccines--they think one shot covers everything.
     

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