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Shots for new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by schooner, May 17, 2011.

  1. schooner

    schooner Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011

    When you get 3-5 day old chicks from a feed store, do you have to get them shots? Would medicated starter food do the same thing?

  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    You don't have to give them shots or feed them medicated feed if you dont want to. I've never medicated any of my chicks, even from the feed store, and they are all just fine.
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Medicated feed helps them build a natural immunity to cocci, which is a protozoa that lives in the soil and is much more of a problem in some areas than others.
    all about vaccinations: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030

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