To use or not to use vaccines....

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Anna_MN, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if it is okay/safe to eat meat birds that have been vaccinated? The only vaccinations I would consider giving them is for Mareks disease and Coccidiosis. Just want to make sure I do the best thing for the meat birds and myself!
     
  2. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are raising them specificly for meat, at home, I can't imagine the need for a vaccine. They won't be around that long before you send them to Camp Kenmore.
     
  3. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those vaccines do not have enough time to completely leave the body and will still be in the meat.. I don't vaccinate or feed medicated feed and haven't had a problem... Most people don't vaccinate meat birds as far as I know..
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Above points are good ones. I don't vaccinate any birds.

    Unless your birds will be packed together on wet bedding(which sometimes happens with cornishX) you won't need the cocci vaccine.
     

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