Should I get vaccines or other treatments?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dcphotos, Aug 6, 2009.

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    I don't know much about the other vaccines, but the Mareks has to be done before they have any exposure to outside, other birds, etc.
     
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    So this is something that might have already been done? Where can I order the stuff? My wife is a small animal vet but treats dogs and cats and has never worked with chickens.
     
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    The hatcheries normally only vaccinate if you include that in your order. It usually costs just a few pennies per bird. I order vaccine from Twin City Poultry Supply.

    http://www.twincitypoultrysupplies.com/

    Don't be scared when you see that some vaccines only come in containers that have 1000 doses. It's still pretty cheap even if 99% is wasted. Contact your local extention office. They can tell you the vaccines recommended for your area. I always vaccinate for Marek's because it's everywhere, but I do it to them as day old chicks.
     

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