Medicated food and vaccinations????

Polish_kid2020

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Hi,
I recently hatched some salmon faverolle chicks and had saw an article that said if I vaccinate them I can't give them medicated food anymore, does anyone know if this is true or not?
 

Polish_kid2020

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If you vaccinate them against coccidia you shouldn't (and don't need to) give them medicated feed, but if you are talking about a different type of vaccine then feed with medication to prevent coccidia is fine.
Ok thank you for the information,
I was planning on vaccinating them for (mareks sorry if spelt wrong ) and fowl pox.
 

ladybrasa

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As mentioned, medicated feed is to combat coccidiosis, so only the coccidiosis vaccine is a concern. Marek’s and Fowl Pox are separate diseases, not related to medicated feed.
Do note that to be most effective, Marek’s vaccine should be given to chicks no more than 3 days old who have had zero contact with other chickens or chicken dander. Foul pox - I do believe that is only carried by mosquitoes and is an annual vaccine? I think that one is only given depending on the chicken’s risk level.
 

ladybrasa

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Can any of us even get a coccidiosis vaccine? I have purchased the one for Marek’s, but don’t recall seeing the coccidiosis one. My chicks from McMurray got it and they always seemed so healthy with great poops. I like to think the TSC chicks I added in with them may have gotten some benefit from their vaccine, too (their attenuated infected poo).
 

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