mixing vaccinated and non vaccinated chicks

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

  1. 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.
    Thanks.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    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

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