To medicate or not?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken crazy, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. chicken crazy

    chicken crazy Out Of The Brooder

    I will be getting chicks in May 2008 and wanted to know if people have been successful in raising chickens without the aid of any vaccinations? If so did you use any supplements instead? [​IMG]

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  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I've never had vaccinations for my chickens. It's not a requirement where I live. I just use the medicated chick starter from the feed store. [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have hatchery chicks vaccinated. I never use any type of medicated feed at any time.

    Note that if you have them vaccinated do not use medicated feed because it voids the vaccine.
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Miss Prissy, that's the advice for the cocci vaccine, right? There is also a vaccine for Marek's Disease, which is a virus and has no treatment for the disease.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We ordered our day-olds from MMH and had them vaccinate the chicks for both Marek's and Cocci.

    Dawn
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Right. If vacc for cocci do not use medicated feed.

    I also vacc the hatchery chicks for both marek's and cocci.
     

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