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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Coopacabana, Mar 2, 2013.
If I have a broody hen hatch & raise chicks, can I take them, vaccinate them, and put them back?
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.
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!
Oh, no I wasnt saying that, haha! Sorry it sounded like that. Good luck!!
Oh no, I'm sorry! I just wanted to clarify it was a preventative measure, I didn't mean it like that!
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.