vaccination

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tabish830, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. tabish830

    tabish830 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a pair of turkey ,and some chickens with chick. i keep them on my roof so i have to some of confine them se that they don't mess things up. recently i have a batch of chicken around 50 . so what i want to ask is are there any vaccinations that are mandatory for the chicks i am attchig pics so do tell me if i am not screwing anything that matters?[​IMG]
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Mingirl has left you some great links to check out so I will just say hi! Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. tabish830

    tabish830 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks and i am also glad to see your welcome notes . thanks for the links
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm not certain but I believe the Mareks shot has to be given at 1-2 days of age. It doesn't prevent it but, may result in milder cases. Survivors are Mareks are carriers all their life.
    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  7. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! Vaccines aren't required, but when shipping across the United States you have to be NPIP Certified. You test a certain percentage of your birds and if you test negative you have a clean flock and become certified. I think they test for 6 diseases. I would make sure you have a wormer, chemical or natural, because chickens can sometimes pass blackhead to turkeys. Turkeys are not a resistant as chickens.
     
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    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    The Marek's vaccine helps prevent. It's like brucellosis in cattle. They can be exposed to it but if exposed to so much of it they will get it. I'm not sure why you would want to keep a survivor since they can spread it and the symptoms are nasty in my opinion.
     

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