mixing vaccinated and non vaccinated chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by the simple life, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any thoughts on whether it will make a difference if I add some hatchery vaccinated chickens to my flock of non vaccinated self hatched chickens?
    I don't mean I am going to just throw them in with the flock immediately, I mean when they are old enough, but do they excrete anything from the vaccination for any period of time? I know its probably a stupid question, but I want to make sure I don't do anything wrong.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Good question. It was always my belief that if you had vaccinated chicks you had to have all vaccinated chicks, but I am no longer sure of this. It is a risk if a live vaccine is used but vaccinated and non vaccinated flocks do get mixed.
  3. werblessd1s

    werblessd1s Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2007

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