medicating new born chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by grimreaper, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. grimreaper

    grimreaper Out Of The Brooder

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    I will have new bantam chicks hatching on the 18th. what I would like too know is should I vacanate them for mareks or any other illness after they hatch. They are pocelain feather leg bantams and there mother is doing a good job of setting on them.
     
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you were buying from a hatchery and they were going to do it for you for $.10 per bird then I would recommend it, but you shouldn't have any problems going without. If you check the stats on mareks for backyard flocks it's very, very low.
     
  3. grimreaper

    grimreaper Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for reply. These chicks will be are 1st time letting the mother hen do all the work.My wife can not wait tell she hear's that little peep.
     

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