Vaccinating Chicks With Broody Hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Coopacabana, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I have a broody hen hatch & raise chicks, can I take them, vaccinate them, and put them back?
     
  2. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never personally done that, and I've never had any problem with diseases and stuff. If you want to do that, I don't see why it would be a problem though. I do know that when you order from Ideal, they don't suggest vaccinating if you have a small flock. If you do decide to do it, do it at night when everyone is calm and sleepy and in one place. Take them out, vaccinate, and put them back, like you said. Mama wont mind.
     
  3. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have problems with disease, but I think that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and as I plan to show the birds, it just seems like a good idea.

    I hadn't thought of doing it at night, that's smart. Well, I'll see how it goes!
     
  4. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Reno
    Oh, no I wasnt saying that, haha! Sorry it sounded like that. Good luck!!
     
  5. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, I'm sorry! I just wanted to clarify it was a preventative measure, I didn't mean it like that!

    Thanks!
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes. I can take chicks from a very tinkled-off game hen, handle them for measurement (similar to vaccination process) then return them too her without major problems. Be careful with hens prone to flog so chicks not accidently hurt. Process is stressfull for all parties so show them love.
     
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