Vaccination schedule

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mickeymousears, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Chillin' With My Peeps

    397
    6
    113
    Apr 29, 2011
    SLO; CA
    Is there a poultry vaccination schedule somewhere? I am considering hatching eggs (incubator) and want to make sure they are protected.

    We live in California and have a suspected Mareks bird, if that matters.
     
  2. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Chillin' With My Peeps

    397
    6
    113
    Apr 29, 2011
    SLO; CA
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

    8,079
    2,721
    416
    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    It would be best to actually know if you have Marek's disease or not, so you can make decisions on how to proceed. If Marek's is present in your flock, there are instructions for cleaning eggs from your birds, and strict sanitation to prevent your incubator and chicks from exposure. They are vaccinated as day- olds, and isolated for another two weeks, to develop immunity. They will still develop Marek's infection, but not the tumors that kill most birds who are infected. Mary
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by