new baby chicks were do I get Marek's and coccidiosis

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by snowflake, May 28, 2010.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    25 days and we have at least 1 baby, mama is not willing to show how many and I didn't want to bother her as she did let 1 come out and say Hi!. I have 8 week old (ordered) chicks that have all been vaccinated so were do I get vacs and how do I do this? I am very nervous about giving them shots but or vet doesn't handle chickens. HELP!!
     
  2. sally4500

    sally4500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to find out myself, here in Nh. I found a few vets that care for chickens, but they do not vaccinate. They said the mareks should be done at the hatchery.
    Good luck.
     
  3. sally4500

    sally4500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to find out myself, here in Nh. I found a few vets that care for chickens, but they do not vaccinate. They said the mareks should be done at the hatchery.
    Good luck.
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i remember correctly, marek's vaccinations need to be done immediately after hatch or the first day. I'm not entirely sure, but i think that's true.

    As to Coccidiosis, i don't know about the vaccines, but if you let the mama raise her chicks, you can be reasonably assured they'll be fine. Hen-raised chicks rarely, if ever, get cocci.
     

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